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The Brooklyn Nets‘ 6 6 point guard Spencer Dinwiddie defeated the Chicago Bulls‘ Lauri Markkanen in the final round to take home the Skills Challenge trophy.
The Skills Challenge is about two things, the chest pass and the top of the key 3 pointer. Connect on the chest pass and you’re out to an early lead, but if you can’t make the three, your opponent can come from behind. Dinwiddie connected on his first chest pass to get out to a big lead on Markkanen. He missed his first 3 point attempt, but still had plenty of time and sunk his second before Markkanen could make it to the line.
„That’s one of the marks of my game, being able to affect the game in multiple ways,
whether it be passing, defending or scoring,“ Dinwiddie said afterward. Dinwiddie was right behind him and sunk his first three to advance to the final. Markkanen eliminated the Sixers‘ Joel Embiid in what was an even matchup until the 3 point shot, which Markkanen made on his first attempt.
In the first round, Dinwiddie came from behind and sunk his first 3 pointer to beat the Kings‘ Buddy Hield, who missed his first two attempts.