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Who won the NBA Skills Challenge 2024? Final scores, results, highlights on winner from All-Star Weekend | Sporting News United Kingdom

Hometown heroes.

Some of the league’s silkiest talents took the stage during Saturday’s Skills Challenge. Ultimately, though, it was a pair of familiar faces who took home the gold.

Team Pacers — made up of fan favorites Tyrese Haliburton, Bennedict Mathurin and Myles Turner — picked up a resounding victory in the introductory event to All-Star Saturday night. They vanquished a trio of formidable foes — Trae Young, Scottie Barnes and Tyrese Maxey — all the while putting on for their hometown fans in a big way.

The first and second events of the day proved fairly easy for Indiana. They impressed in both the team relay and the team passing competitions, outpacing their skillful counterparts to race out to a 200-point lead. Unfortunately for them, the decisive matchup in the challenge — team shooting — was right up Young, Barnes and Maxey’s alley. That earned them an extra 200 points, sending the event to a tiebreaker.

It had to be Haliburton who secured the victory for Naptown. And after whetting the nylon with a half-court heave to give his team the win, he placed his hands around his neck in a gesture very similar to that of fellow Pacers great Reggie Miller.

Who knows if Hali will reach Miller’s heights in Indianapolis. However, he gave Pacers fans another great night, something they’ve gotten increasingly used to during his spell with the franchise.

The Sporting News tracked live updates and results from Saturday’s All-Star Skills Challenge. Follow below to see all the action as it happened from another classic night in Indy.

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NBA All-Star Skills Challenge scores

Team Players Challenge Points
Team Pacers Tyrese Haliburton, Bennedict Mathurin, Myles Turner 200
Team Top Picks Paolo Banchero, Anthony Edwards, Victor Wembanyama 0
Team All-Stars Scottie Barnes, Tyrese Maxey, Trae Young 200

NBA All-Star Skills Challenge live updates, results, highlights from 2024 All-Star Weekend

(All times Eastern.)

8:59 p.m.: Who else but Haliburton? Sinks from range with 26 seconds to spare, then hits the Reggie Miller choke sign. Iconic showing by an increasingly iconic Pacer. Indiana captures the Skills Challenge title via tiebreaker.

8:58 p.m.: Tyrese Maxey rattles one in at the 58.8-second mark. Barnes was attempting one-handed no looks at that point. The Pacers know what they must do.

8:55 p.m.: Challenge points tiebreaker coming up. It all comes down to the half-court shot. The team that makes a half-court effort in the shortest amount of time wins the competition. Pressure is on.

8:54 p.m.: Unlucky bounces, coupled with some less-than-great shooting, sees the Pacers finish with a score of 16. Team All-Stars knots things up with 200 challenge points there.

8:52 p.m.: It just hasn’t been a great showing for Team Top Picks. A slew of shots clatter off the rim as they fail to hit the 20-point mark.

8:51 p.m.: All-Stars found their rhythm easily. Led by Scottie Barnes and Tyrese Maxey, they secured a score of 33. Solid showing.

8:49 p.m.: Time to see what these jumpers are looking like. This one is for 200 challenge points. That could make or break the competition. Little surprise to see Young attempting to sink long-distance efforts from 30-plus feet.

8:42 p.m.: Team Pacers stuns the world! They shatter the All-Stars’ mark, stringing together a team score of 92. Indiana is cooking with gas early on.

8:41 p.m.: The All-Stars bring the heat, stringing together a team score of 82. Their jump pass strategy proved effective. Let’s see what the Pacers can do.

8:39 p.m.: The Pacers not the All-Stars’ score at 74. Time for a rematch.

8:37 p.m.: The strategy was not great for Team Top Picks there. They had each starlet rotating across the court after completing a pass. As such, they only hit a mark of 58. Team Pacers returning to the hardwood.

8:36 p.m.: Team passing competition up next. Decent showing for Team Top Picks here, as they post a team score of 74 points after firing arrows through targets of varying size and point totals.

8:30 p.m.: Haliburton finishes with a flourish! Goes between the legs to throw down the hammer as Team Pacers strolls past the All-Stars to emerge victorious from the team relay round. That will earn them 100 challenge points. Impressive start by the hometown team.

8:28 p.m.: Edwards opts to go for the left-handed shot as Team Top Picks fails to finish the challenge. Team Pacers is up next.

8:26 p.m.: Banchero repeats the same error as Maxey. Not ideal.

8:24 p.m.: Oh dear. Scottie Barnes and Tyrese Maxey commit a couple of errors, leading to Team All-Star clocking in with a 1:18 time on the team relay. Not quite sure if that will be good enough to win this one.

8:23 p.m.: The first event of the day is the team relay. Team All-Stars will start things out.

8:19 p.m.: Saving the most raucous applause for last. Team Pacers is out on the floor, led by All-Star Game starter Tyrese Haliburton.

8:18 p.m.: Next up is Team Top Picks. Beware of the extraterrestrial Wemby.

8:16 p.m.: Team All-Stars introduced first. Trae Young caps his introduction with his signature Ice Trae celebration. In the words of Gucci Mane: “Brrrrr.”

8:14 p.m.: Jake from State Farm makes an appearance! He rolls out the ball into center court! Capitalism continues to scorn us, even on the most exciting of occasions.

8:13 p.m.: Haliburton backs Stephen Curry to vanquish Sabrina Ionescu in their 3-point battle.

8:11 p.m.: The LED court is glowing. Tyrese Haliburton and TNT’s Allie LaForce have trotted onto center stage. Much to look forward to…

8:08 p.m.: We are on the brink of the start of the competition. Who will take the prize come the end of the night? Team Pacers, Team Top Picks or Team All-Stars? We’ll find out soon enough.

7:59 p.m.: A whole lot of talent contained in this studio. Skills Challenge coming up soon.

7:45 p.m.: Team Pacers is hoping for a bit of home cooking tonight. Bennedict Mathurin will look to continue the hot play that earned him Rising Stars Challenge MVP last night.

7:30 p.m.: The stars are out and about for tonight’s contest. Only one of these teams can be ruled victorious when the dust settles.

What time does the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge start?

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

The NBA All-Star Skills Challenge is the first event of All-Star Saturday Night from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Skills Challenge, which will begin shortly after 8 p.m. ET, precedes the 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.

NBA All-Star Skills Challenge format

For the third year, the Skills Challenge will feature three teams of three players that take part in a four-round competition. The two teams with the most points through the first three rounds will advance to the finals.

Here is a breakdown of each round:

All players from each team participate in a timed relay in which they must complete a course. Each player has 30 seconds to shoot from five different spots that range from 10 to 30 feet from the rim, and players cannot repeat the same shot consecutively.

Shots from each spot have different values, ranging from one to five points. Individual player scores will be added to determine the team score.

The team with the highest score will win Round 1 and earn 100 Challenge Points.

Teams will compete one at a time, with each team getting 30 seconds to amass points. All players participate together in a passing competition that sees them complete passes into three oversized moving targets, which vary in size and distance from the players.

Each team is required to make at least one pass attempt at each target, and individual players cannot make consecutive passes at the same target. Completed passes into each target are worth two, four, or six points.

The team with the highest score will win Round 2 and earn 100 Challenge Points.

  • Round 3 — Team Shooting

All players from each team will participate with one ball. Each team has 60 seconds to amass points while shooting from five different spots on the floor, but each team must attempt their first shot from Spot 5 and each player must attempt at least one shot.

Here are the shots and what they are worth:

  • Spot 1: Right side 10-foot shot outside the lane (1 point)
  • Spot 2: Left elbow extended (2 points).
  • Spot 3: Top of the key 3-pointer (3 points).
  • Spot 4: Left corner 3-pointer (4 points).
  • Spot 5: Right slot 30-foot deep 3-pointer (5 points).

The team with the highest score will win Round 3 and earn 200 Challenge Points.

NBA All-Star schedule 2024

Here is the schedule of events for NBA All-Star Weekend, which takes place from Feb. 16-18:

Friday, Feb. 16

  • 7 p.m. ET — NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
  • 9 p.m. ET — Jordan Rising Stars Game

Saturday, Feb. 17

  • 11 a.m. ET — NBA All-Star Practice
  • 2 p.m. ET — NBA x HBCU Classic 
  • 8 p.m. ET — All-Star Saturday Night
    • Skills Challenge
    • 3-Point Contest
    • Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday, Feb. 18

  • 1:30 p.m. ET — NBA G League Next Up Game
  • 8 p.m. ET — NBA All-Star Game