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Brown, Brunson, Lillard lead All-Star skills contests


NEW YORK (AFP) — Boston’s Jaylen Brown, New York’s Jalen Brunson and Milwaukee’s Damian Lillard were among the players named Thursday to National Basketball Association
All-Star Game skills competitions.

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest,
Three-Point Contest and a Skills Challenge teams event are on the schedule for All-Star Saturday on 17 February, on the eve of the NBA All-Star Game at Indianapolis.

The Slam Dunk showdown features Brown, New York’s Jacob Toppin, Miami’s Jaime Jaquez and defending champion Mac McClung of the Orlando Magic’s G-League developmental team.

Lillard will defend his title in the Three-Point Contest against a top field that includes Bucks teammate Malik Beasley, Brunson, Atlanta’s Trae Young, Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns, Indiana’s Tyrese Haliburton and Utah’s Lauri Markkanen.

The Skills Challenge will feature three trios — Team Pacers for the hosts, Team All-Stars from the main game and Team Top Picks, featuring three NBA Draft number one selections — Frenchman Victor Wembanyama of San Antonio, Orlando’s Paolo Banchero and Anthony Edwards of Minnesota.

Team All-Stars includes Young, Toronto’s Scottie Barnes and Tyrese Maxey of Philadelphia while Team Pacers includes Haliburton, Myles Turner and Bennedict Mathurin of Indiana.

There will also be a Three-Point Challenge between NBA all-time three-pointers leader Stephen Curry of Golden State and Women’s NBA single-season

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