Towns gets matchup with Embiid in Rising Stars Challenge

Towns and Embiid have gone head-to-head twice this season and both games were fun to watch.
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The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year and the likely winner of the award this year highlight the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge. Of course, we're talking about the guys in the headline – Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid.

Towns is on the Team USA roster and Embiid headlines the World team. The full rosters are below. All-Star weekend is coming up Feb. 17-19 in New Orleans.

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