Mike Trout has been named MVP of the 2014 All-Star game.
For an encore his mom should have jumped in the 'vette and challenge her son to a race out of the stadium for the ultimate mic drop ever. While that did not happen, Trout continues to solidify himself as the league's top all-around superstar with one MVP down and possibly another one to come as his first half stats place him arguably at the top of the conversation for this year's end of the season AL MVP honors. Trout finished Tuesday's ASG game going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender