Robert Covington set a D-League All-Star Game record by scoring 33 points to give the Prospects a 145-142 win over the Futures on Saturday afternoon. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers forward captured MVP honors.
Idaho Stampede standout Pierre Jackson totaled 30 points (11-of-18 shooting, 6-of-10 from three) and eight assists in the loss while the league's leading scorer, Manny Harris, was limited to just six points in 12 minutes.
After trailing by nine at halftime, the Prospects exploded for 82 points in the second half and finished with seven players in double figures, including Covington's teammate Troy Daniels (21 points, 6-of-7 shooting from three) and Devin Ebanks (27 points).
The Prospects shot 61.1 percent from the field and 48.5 percent from beyond the arc while the Futures posted shooting splits of 57.3 from the field and 43.8 percent from three.
Santa Cruz Warriors guard Seth Curry was relatively quiet throughout, managing just 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting (2-of-6 from three).
Tony Mitchell emerged victorious over Ra'Shad James in the D-League dunk contest (held at halftime) while E.J. Singler defeated Daniels in the three-point shootout.
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