An exciting night for Tyrese Haliburton fell short in the Rising Stars Challenge Finals as Team Barry staged a big comeback on Team Isiah to take the championship 25-20. Desmond Bane would win the game at the line, sealing the thrilling 50-49 victory for Team Isiah after being set up by a big three point block from Saddiq Bey on Green. Haliburton had four more assists and two steals in the second game, setting up Precious Achiuwa to be the bulk of Isiah’s offense, scoring 12.
Achiuwa was so confident in his play that off an offensive rebound, he looked off a wide open Bane to take a corner three, one that sailed past the rim and into Barry’s waiting hands. The miss proved costly as Barry closed out the win, with a surprising defensive effort from both ends leaving Isiah shooting 7-24 in the final game.