Hardaway pours in 36 in Rising Stars game

February, 14, 2014
Feb 14
11:22
PM ET
Clearly, Tim Hardaway Jr. brought his shot with him to New Olreans.

The Knicks rookie shooting guard poured in a game-high 36 points in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

The 21-year-old also had an electrifying reverse dunk and layup."

Hardaway Jr. and Cavs guard Dion Waiters traded shots in a five-minute span in the second half, wowing the crowd.

Hardaway Jr. exploded for 24 points in the second and and finished with 36 in just 24 minutes.

The former Michigan star hit 12 of 23 from beyond the arc and had six threes in the second half.

Hardaway Jr. has been fantastic for the Knicks (20-32) so far this season. But he'd struggled with his shot in the last two games before the break, going a combined 5-for-18. Clearly, he didn't have trouble making shots in New Orleans.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2