Kyrie Irving played the big minutes he was expecting, busted some ankles and wowed the crowd. But he couldn’t pull off another victory in Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge.

Irving had 32 points, two shy of his Most Valuable Player performance last year, and Dion Waiters had 23 points, but Team Shaq was blasted by Team Chuck 163-135 on Friday. That made a winner out of Tristan Thompson, who was the lone Cavaliers representative on Team Chuck. Thompson finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Zeller had four points and four rebounds for Team Shaq, bringing the Cavs’ collective game totals to 79 points and 20 rebounds. Put another way, 27 percent of the points scored in the game were scored by the Cavs.

“We’re on the rise,” Waiters said. “Once we build that trust, everything else will fall in place. Watch out the next couple years. We’re coming.”

Despite closing the first half of the regular season with dead legs, Irving promised to play big minutes in the Rising Stars game that featured first and second-year players — in part because he was chasing the $25,000 check for the winners and the $50,000 prize for the MVP.

Instead, he’ll go home with $10,000 for playing on the losing team. The Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried was named MVP after scoring 40 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for Team Chuck.

Irving played nearly 27 minutes. The only player on either team to play more was Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard.