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Several other players with past ties to New Orleans or south Louisiana were in the game, including former Hornets Hilton Armstrong, Ike Diogu and Melvin Ely; former Pelicans center Arinze Onuaku and former LSU center Justin Hamilton.

The D-League event included a dunk contest if its own, won by Tony Mitchell. His dunks included one in which another player lobbed a blind bounce pass from up in the stands.


AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney contributed to this report.