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Lillard, Burke Take NBA All-Star Skills Challenge

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trailblazers high five during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 15: Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trailblazers high five during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Portland’s Damian Lillard is an NBA All-Star Saturday night skills challenge champion for a second straight year.

The team of Lillard and Trey Burke, representing the Western Conference, beat the tandem of Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo of the East in the final round by a tenth of a second.

The skills course consists of dribbling around obstacles, passing to targets, and hitting shots from medium and close range. The winning time was 45.2 seconds.

In the first round, Lillard and Burke beat Phoenix’s Goran Dragic and Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson.

Carter-Williams and Oladipo downed Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan to represent the East in the final round.

The competitions opened with the shooting stars event, won by the trio of Miami’s Chris Bosh, former NBA star Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash.

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