New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The only thing Andre Drummond couldn't rebound was the Rising Stars MVP trophy.
It went tumbling to the floor when the presenter handed it to him and broke in pieces before Drummond got a chance to triumphantly raise it up in the air.
"Usually a slipup happens every year with the trophy. So I wasn't too shocked about that," Drummond said.
The second-year Detroit Pistons big man netted 30 points to go with a Rising Stars Challenge record 25 rebounds as Team Hill defeated Team Webber, 142-136.
Team Webber tallied just 28 rebounds as a team.
Cleveland Cavaliers second-year guard Dion Waiters added 31 points and seven assists, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal recorded 21 points and Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes chipped in 16 in the victory.
Portland's Damian Lillard had 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in his first of five events this All-Star weekend. Last year's NBA Rookie of the Year will take part in the Skills Challenge, 3-point Shootout and Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday and will also participate in Sunday's All-Star Game.
New York Knicks rookie forward Tim Hardaway, Jr. had a game-high 36 points for Team Webber. Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds and Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee had 20 points in the loss.
The challenge became a game of "can you top this" for an exciting five-plus minute stretch late in the second half between Waiters and Hardaway.
Waiters at one point scored 15 straight points for Team Hill, while Hardaway put in 16 of his team's 20 points during one stretch.
"It was kind of dead in there, and we just wanted to just start something, a little one-on-one battle here and there, and it was great," Hardaway said.
Waiters pulled up for a deep three from the right wing to give his team a three-point lead before quickly being answered by Hardaway's deep pull-up triple that knotted the tilt at 111-111 with 6:45 left.
Waiters then knocked down a left-wing trey over Hardaway after some fancy dribbling at the other end, but Hardaway again pulled up for a three over Waiters for another quick answer that tied the game again.
A bit later, Hardaway sunk a pair of 3-pointers around a Waiters jumper for a 124-120 Team Webber lead, but Waiters nailed two triples in a 20-second span to put Team Hill back on top, 126-124, with 2:44 to play.
Plumlee threw down a dunk to get Team Webber within 132-130 with 37.7 ticks remaining. Beal then split a pair of free throws at the other end, but Drummond came down with the key offensive rebound on the miss and then sunk two free throws to all but seal the outcome.
Drummond pulled down 14 offensive rebounds in all.
Team Hill held a 67-66 edge at the break.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took home MVP honors in the Celebrity All- Star Game. He finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the celebrities from the East handled their counterparts from the West with a 60-56 victory.