Beverley wins Skills Challenge

Brooklyn, NY ( - Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley won the All-Star Skills Challenge on Saturday night, defeating Brandon Knight of the Milwaukee Bucks in the finals.

Beverley, who is known better for his defense, replaced Washington's John Wall in the contest. He came from behind in the finals, hitting his first 3-point shot after Knight was off the mark on his first two attempts.

The Skills Challenge is an obstacle course that tests dribbling, passing and shooting abilities. This year's version featured a head-to-head format with eight participants and three rounds.

In the first round, Beverley beat Phoenix's Isaiah Thomas, Atlanta's Jeff Teague defeated Orlando's Elfrid Payton, Knight took down Utah's Trey Burke and Toronto's Kyle Lowry made easy work of Atlanta's Dennis Schroder.

Knight beat Lowry and Beverley overcame Teague in the semifinals.

Portland's Damian Lillard won the event the past two years but didn't compete this year.