Friday , Feb , 16 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Lee leads sophomores past rookies

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) – New York’s David Lee garnered MVP honors with
30 points, making all 14 of his shots from the floor, as the sophomores beat
the rookies, 155-114, in the All-Star rookie challenge Friday night.

Lee, who tops the league with 61.2 percent in shots made this season, also had
11 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots and Monta Ellis added 28
points on 13-of-16 shooting for the sophomores, who set a scoring record for
the contest.

Chris Paul came up with 16 points, 17 assists and nine steals for the

Rudy Gay and Paul Millsap shared top scoring honors for the rookies with 22
points apiece. Adam Morrison ended with 16 and Randy Foye 14 in a losing
cause, as the rookies struggled to a 4-for-21 performance from beyond the arc.

Lee’s follow jam extended the sophomores to an early 28-15 lead in the opening
half and the rout was on. The sophomores led 77-48 at the intermission and
cruised the rest of the way.

Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani, last year’s top draft pick, had 12 points.

The matchup was a prelude to the NBA All-Star game, scheduled to take place
this Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center.