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2012 NBA Skills Challenge Preview And Participants

For the second event during tonight's NBA All-Star Saturday events, six of the best NBA ball handlers will face off against one another in the 2012 Taco Bell Skills Challenge at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

The Boston Celtics will be represented in this event by point guard Rajon Rondo, who was a late addition to the lineup after Warriors guard and defending champion Stephon Curry went down with injury earlier this week. Rondo, who averages just under 10 assists a game, is well known for his nifty passes in transition and has a knack for finding the open Celtic. Joining Rondo in the competition is Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Spurs guard Tony Parker, Wizards guard John Wall, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, and Nets guard Deron Williams.

While Rondo has a legitimate shot at this, his Achilles heal that are free throws are involved in the competition, which could put the Celtics point guard at a disadvantage.

Game information and TV Schedule as follows:

All-Star Event Order Number: Two

Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

Time: Events start on Sat, Feb. 25 at 8:30 p.m. EDT.


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