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Raptors’ Lowry, Ibaka to play in NBA Africa game

The Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka will be among a stars participating in a NBA Africa game.

Lowry will play for Team World alongside New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins and a New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, while Ibaka, innate in  the Republic of Congo, will play for Team Africa.

​Dirk Nowitzki and Kemba Walker had already been selected as captains for Team World. The patrol includes Portland’s CJ McCollum, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, Boston’s Jaylen Brown, Denver’s Wilson Chandler, New York’s Courtney Lee and Leandro Barbosa, who many recently played with Phoenix.

The rosters were announced Thursday for a second diversion featuring players innate in Africa and second-generation African players opposite a group from a rest of a world. It will be played Aug. 5 in Johannesburg.

Team Africa, captained by Luol Deng and Thabo Sefolosha, will be dull out by Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder, Orlando’s Bismack Biyombo, Houston’s Clint Capela, Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng, Luc Mbah a Moute, many recently with a Clippers, Denver’s Emmanuel Mudiay and Dallas’ Salah Mejri. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, from Cameroon, is on a register though won’t play since he is recuperating from injury.

The diversion will be played in support of UNICEF, a Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.

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