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Mitchell, Kuzma Start Out Strong In Rising Stars Challenge

Feb 15, 2019, 7:27 PM | Updated: 7:52 pm
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the U.S. Team warms up at the 2019 Mtn Dew ICE Rising Stars at Spectrum Cen...
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the U.S. Team warms up at the 2019 Mtn Dew ICE Rising Stars at Spectrum Center on February 15, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It didn’t take long for Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Kuzma to thrill Beehive State basketball fans watching the Rising Stars Challenge.

About 30 seconds into the game, Mitchell found Kuzma for a powerful alley oop slam.

Not long afterwards, Kuzma returned the favor by throwing a lob to Mitchell for an alley oop of his own.

Mitchell has found favor with fans in Utah by starring for the Jazz whereas Kuzma played three seasons at the University of Utah.

The Rising Stars Challenge is being broadcast live on TNT.

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