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NBA All-Star Game 2012: Rajon Rondo To Compete In Skills Challenge

On Wednesday, Boston Celtics guard, Rajon Rondo, was added to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as an injury replacement for the Hawks Joe Johnson, and has now been chosen to replace injured Warriors guard, Stephen Curry, in the Skills Challenge during NBA Saturday night.

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will replace defending champion Stephen Curry (strained tendon, right foot) in the Skills Challenge as part of the festivities at All-Star Saturday night in Orlando.

The rest of the field includes Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, San Antonio's Tony Parker, Washington's John Wall, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, and New Jersey's Deron Williams.

Curry won the event last year, and the other previous winners include: Steve Nash (twice), Derrick, Rose, Derron Williams and Dwyane Wade (twice), Baron Davis and Jason Kidd.

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