How The All-Star Game Went Down

How The All-Star Game Went Down

8:00 pm. Quick recap of the 2019 All-Star Game:
– World Stars beat the Russian Stars in a nail-biter, 118-115
– Kendrick Perry hit the game-winner with 10 seconds left
– Sergio Rodriguez took home the MVP, recording 20 points and five assists
– Viacheslav Zaitcev was named the 2019 All-Star Game champion
– Vitaly Fridzon won the Three-Point Contest
– None of the four Shoot for a Million contestants connected from halfcourt to win the one-million ruble prize
– Dima Bilan, Kasta, TODES ballet and many other performed on the court with host Ivan Urgant

Thank you for joining us today! See you next year! 

7:47 pm. Sergio Rodriguez is your 2019 VTB United League All-Star Game MVP! The Spanish playmaker finished with 20 points and five assists. 

7:44 pm. Thank you to everyone who came out for tonight’s spectacular show. 

7:43 pm. Vitaly Fridzon missed the potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer and the World Stars are your 2019 All-Star Game champs! 

7:40 pm. Kendrick Perry drills a wicked stepback 3 in Andrey Vorontsevich’s face to give the World Stars a 118-115 lead with 10 seconds remaining. 

7:35 pm. The World Stars have a 110-109 lead with three minutes to go. Dorell Wright with 20 points for the foreigners, Andrey Vorontsevich had 26 for the Russian Stars. 

7:23 pm. Relive Viacheslav Zaitcev’s championship round in the Slam Dunk Contest!

7:16 pm. The World Stars take a 94-89 lead into the 4th quarter. With 10 minutes remaining in the 3rd-ever All-Star Game, can the World Stars finally defeat the Russian Stars? 

7:13 pm. Andrey Vorontsevich leads with 22 points for the Russian Stars. Sergio Rodriguez and Rashard Kelly each have 16 points for the World Stars, who lead by seven, 90-83. Who’s going to be the MVP? 

7:06 pm. CSKA’s mascot is making friends.

7:03 pm. Sergio Rodriguez serves up a lovely alley-oop to Kyle Hines as the World Stars regain the lead, 80-79. Oleg Okulov wants a timeout. 

6:52 pm. Viacheslav Zaitcev wins the Slam Dunk Contest by two points, 87-85, over Kendrick Perry, taking home 500,000 rubles courtesy of VTB Capital Investments. 

6:47 pm. Joesaar comes up a little short in the dunk-off, which means Perry will face off with Zaitcev for the 2019 VTB United League Slam Dunk title. 

Perry jumped over the Nizhny Novgorod mascot to reach the final. 

6:45 pm. Viacheslav Zaitcev is the first participant to make the final… But there’s a tie between Kendrick Perry and Janari Joesaar for the second spot! 

6:38 pm. Go courtside with the VTB United League for the Dunk Contest!

6:37 pm. But first let’s take a look at Vitaly Fridzon’s winning triple in the Three-Point Contest. 

6:35 pm. Kendrick Perry, Vitali Liutych, Janari Joesaar and Viacheslav Zaitcev are your Slam Dunk Contest participants. We’re almost ready to start. 

6:30 pm. The stars are out and the VTB Arena is sparkling tonight in Moscow.

6:29 pm. Russian Stars come back in the 2nd quarter, grab a 66-63 lead as they look for a third-straight All-Star Game win. 

Now it’s time for the Slam Dunk Contest! 

6:27 pm. Check out the Instagram story from the VTB Arena for a taste of the fan experience tonight. 

6:20 pm. Four fans had a chance to win a million rubles by knocking down a halfcourt shot.

They came close, but no one hit the jackpot. 

6:09 pm. Vitaly Fridzon wins the Three-Point Contest with 17 points in the final!

6:07 pm. Dorell Wright puts up 11 in the final after an exhausting qualifying experience. Fridzon needs 12 to win! 

6:04 pm. Wright erupts for 12 points in 30 seconds, eliminating Ate, who finished one point shy with 11. 

6:01 pm. Kalev’s Kristjan Kitsing runs out of steam at the final station, finishing with 16 points. 

Wright and Ate will have 30 seconds each to see who joins Fridzon in the final.

6:00 pm. VEF’s Artis Ate ties Wright with 18.

Lokomotiv-Kuban’s Vitaly Fridzon takes the lead with 19, knocking down the final money ball as the crowd erupts!

5:56 pm. Lokomotiv-Kuban’s Dorell Wright opens up with 18 points. 

5:51 pm. World Stars take a 36-33 lead into the break. Three-Point Contest is up next! 

5:34 pm. Kyle Hines delivers a vicious slam and Oleg Okulov calls the first timeout of the game with the Russian Stars trailing, 15-7. 

5:30 pm. The ball is up. Khimki’s Jordan Mickey scores the first points of the game for the World Stars! 

5:25 pm. Pop star Dima Bilan and dance studio ARTFORCE with a magical performance on the All-Star Game stage. 

5:17 pm. While the players are being introduced, we’ve got some shots of Kasta’s All-Star Game performance. 

5:07 pm. Watch the game live at Ivan Urgant is already warming up the crowd! 

5:01 pm. More pics from the Shved-De Colo autograph session.

4:59 pm. On the court with legendary Russian sniper Vitaly Fridzon. He’s competing in the Three-Point Contest tonight. 

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4:45 pm. We’re getting closer to game time. 

4:15 pm. Alexey Shved and Nando De Colo are signing autographs for fans inside the VTB Arena!

4:10 pm. Make sure you check out our complete guide to the 2019 All-Star Game. Who’s competing in the Three-Point and Slam Dunk Contests, the rosters and starting lineups and much more. 

3:08 pm. Some behind the scenes footage and interviews from the World Stars camp this morning.

2:34 pm. The players aren’t the only ones taking the court in Moscow. Cheerleaders from around the League will be performing during the All-Star Game. 

1:22 pm. Astana caught up with some of the players and coaches last night at the official All-Star Game hotel. Listen to what World Stars Kendrick Perry and D’Angelo Harrison and others had to say about today’s game. 

12:55 pm. Crews worked through the night on Friday to transform the VTB Arena court. See the timelapse here. 

12:35 pm. Only a few more hours until the fun begins. 

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12:26 pm. VEF’s Artis Ate warming up for the Three-Point Contest earlier this morning. He’s taking on Vitaly Fridzon, Dorell Wright and Kristjan Kitsing.

12:07 pm. We’re streaming the All-Star Game live from start to finish, including all the pre-game entertainment, Slam Dunk Contest and more. The All-Star Game will be streamed on starting at 4:30 pm.

12:00 pm. The Russian Stars are at it in Moscow. 

11:55 am. The World Stars got up bright and early to test out the VTB Arena parquet. 

11:40 am. Ivan Urgant gets a Simpsons makeover as he prepares to host his third All-Star Game. 

11:25 am. The VTB United League also introduced its own Hall of Fame last at the inaugural Awards Night. Seven players and three coaches were inducted. 

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Лига ВТБ представила свой Зал Славы! В него вошли 10 игроков и тренеров | VTB United League presents Hall of Fame! 10 legendary players and coaches were inducted on Saturday evening ✨ ⠀ ⠀ ⭐️ Victor Khryapa (CSKA, 2009-18) ⠀ ⭐️ Andrei Kirilenko (CSKA – 2011-12, 2014-15) ⠀ ⭐️ Gregor Arbet (Kalev – 2009-18) ⠀ ⭐️ Milos Teodosic (CSKA – 2011-17) ⠀ ⭐️ Keith Langford (Khimki – 2009-11, UNICS – 2014-17) ⠀ ⭐️ E.J. Rowland (VEF – 2012-13, Химки – 2016-17) ⠀ ⭐️ Jerry Johnson (Lietuvos Rytas – 2010-11, Astana – 2011-16) ⠀ ⭐️ Rimas Kurtinaitis (VEF – 2010-11, Khimki – 2011-16, 2019-…) ⠀ ⭐️ Evgeny Pashutin (CSKA – 2009-10, UNICS – 2010-12, Lokomotiv-Kuban – 2012-14, UNICS – 2014-17, Avtodor – 2017-18, 2019-…) ⠀ ⭐️ Ettore Messina (CSKA – 2012-14)

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11:15 am. The VTB Arena had never hosted a basketball game… Until last night’s VIP game hosted by the VTB League.  

11:00 am. Good morning, everyone. The All-Star Game is finally here! We’ll be capturing the sights and sounds of the big game at Moscow’s sparkling new VTB Arena all day. We’re excited to have you with us!