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Great Britain and Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng made his second consecutive NBA All Star appearance last night, finishing with 10 points at the 62rd annual game in Houston, Texas.
Deng played 17 minutes, going 4/10 from the floor for 10 points, 2 rebounds and an assist, in an outing that went considerably better than last year where he irritated his already injured wrist in the early goings and played limited minutes.
“Last year my wrist was hurting me,” Deng admitted after the game, talking to the Chicago Tribune. “I felt it in the first quarter and I told (Thibodeau) I was done for the night. Tonight I just played, took shots and had fun.”
“It’s cool,” Deng, who is known for his defense and non-flashy style of play, continued. “It’s not my type of game, but it’s fun. I played ‘D’ like once. That was a good feeling.
“Every time you make it you should feel like you belong. Last year, I felt comfortable. But there is something even more special about being a repeat All-Star.”
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