Lillard/Burke win Skills Challenge
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The tandem of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz won the Skills Challenge competition Saturday night.
Burke's layup completed the obstacle course, which tests a guard's dribbling, passing and shooting abilities, in 45.2 seconds. That was 0.1 seconds better than Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic.
Lillard, who competed in the Rising Stars game on Friday, is also scheduled to participate in the 3-Point Shootout and Slam-Dunk Contest as well as Sunday's All-Star Game. He won the Skills Challenge competition for a second straight year.
The victory by the Western Conference meant a $100,000 donation for the Teach for America & Wounded Warrior Project.