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NBA All-Star break: Former Wildcat Damian Lillard wins Skills competition

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 6:28 p.m. MDT

Team Shaq's Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers takes the ball down court against Team Chuck during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game at NBA All-Star Weekend Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)   (Associated Press) Team Shaq's Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers takes the ball down court against Team Chuck during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game at NBA All-Star Weekend Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Associated Press)

HOUSTON — Portland rookie Damian Lillard beat Philadelphia guard Jrue Holiday in the final round to win the Skills Competition during All-Star Saturday night.

The competition involves players navigating a dribbling circuit, taking a 3-point shot, hitting targets with passes and driving for a layup. Lillard, who played four years at Weber State, swished his first 3-point attempt in his winning run and finished the obstacle course in 29.8 seconds. Holiday's time was 35.6 seconds.

Houston point guard Jeremy Lin and defending champion Tony Parker also were in the field, but didn't come close to qualifying for the championship round.

Earlier, a team of Chris Bosh, Swin Cash and Dominique Wilkins won the Shooting Stars competition, beating the trio of Russell Westbrook, Maya Moore and Robert Horry.

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