Cavs guard picked for skills challenge

PHOENIX -- Mo Williams has a second role at All-Star weekend.

A day after finally making the Eastern Conference team as an injury replacement, the Cleveland point guard was picked Wednesday to appear in the skills challenge.

Williams will replace Orlando's Jameer Nelson, who has a torn right labrum that also forced him to pull out of the All-Star Game.

Boston's Ray Allen was chosen by commissioner David Stern for that spot, which the Cavaliers felt should have gone to Williams. Williams was finally chosen by Stern on Tuesday to replace injured Toronto forward Chris Bosh.

Williams will compete against New Jersey's Devin Harris, Chicago rookie Derrick Rose and San Antonio's Tony Parker in the event Saturday night.