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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rondo second in Skills Challenge

By Chris Forsberg

Noah Graham/Getty ImagesRajon Rondo during the Skills Challenge on Saturday.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo finished second to San Antonio's Tony Parker in the Skills Challenge as part of festivities at All-Star Saturday night in Orlando.

Rondo needed a tie-breaker to edge Washington's John Wall and get into the final round -- actually navigating the obstacle course in the night's best time of 27.5 seconds. But up first in the final round, Rondo needed three attempts at the bounce-pass station, finishing at 34.6 seconds. Parker was nearly flawless and checked in at 32.8 seconds, while New Jersey's Deron Williams took third place at 41.4 seconds.

Rondo and Wall each produced first-round times of 32.8 seconds, forcing the tie-breaker. Ironically, that turned out to also be the winning time for Parker.

Rondo earned a B+ in our Skills Challenge grades. Hop HERE to read more.