Gordon chosen for Rookie Challenge

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon was selected for the Rookie Challenge, which will be played Feb. 12 in Dallas ahead of the NBA All-Star Game.

Joining Gordon are former UCLA players Kevin Love of Minnesota and Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City, and former USC standouts O.J. Mayo of Memphis and Taj Gibson of Chicago.

Eighteen participants, including Bulls guard Derrick Rose and Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, will play in the game, which pits rookies against second-year players. Also on the sophomore squad are New Jersey's Brook Lopez, New York's Danilo Gallinari and Memphis' Marc Gasol.

Sacramento's Omri Casspi joins Gibson and Evans on the rookie team, along with Detroit's Jonas Jerebko, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, Minnesota's Jonny Flynn, Oklahoma City's James Harden and DeJuan Blair of San Antonio.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.