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All-Star grades: Skills Challenge

All-Star Grades: TEAM HILL | TEAM WEBBER | 3-POINT | SKILLS | DUNK | SHOOTING


A

Team Lillard/Burke

Portland Trail Blazers/Utah Jazz


First round: 40.6 seconds
Final round: 45.2 seconds


ANALYSIS

The champions seemed to want this more than anyone else. Damian Lillard was perfect through his first run and Trey Burke moved fastest through the dribbling drills of any competitor. That hustle allowed Lillard and Burke to overcome two missed shots apiece and pull off the narrow victory by one-tenth of a second over Team Carter-Williams/Oladipo.


B

Team Carter-Williams/Oladipo

Philadelphia 76ers/Orlando Magic


First round: 43.3 seconds
Final round: 45.3 seconds


ANALYSIS

Tough night for Rookie of the Year favorite Michael Carter-Williams, who appeared to airball a jumper in the opening round and missed three times from the top of the key in the final, opening the door for Team Lillard/Burke despite Victor Oladipo's best efforts.


B

Team DeRozan/Antetokounmpo

Toronto Raptors/Milwaukee Bucks


First round: 45.0 seconds


ANALYSIS

As it turns out, the time that wasn't good enough for DeMar DeRozan and Giannis Antetokounmpo to advance would have won them the final. The team without a point guard may have been at a disadvantage in the passing competition.


B-

Team Jackson/Dragic

Oklahoma City Thunder/Phoenix Suns


First round: 42.3 seconds


ANALYSIS

A relatively clean performance -- both Goran Dragic and Reggie Jackson were perfect on passes and missed one jumper -- marred by Jackson's half-hearted effort level. Since nobody made any egregious errors, that proved costly.