Damian Lillard wins 2nd straight

Updated: February 16, 2014, 9:21 AM ET
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NEW ORLEANS -- Portland's Damian Lillard is an NBA All-Star Saturday night skills challenge champion for a second straight year.

The team of Lillard and Trey Burke, representing the Western Conference, beat the tandem of Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo of the East in the final round by a tenth of a second.

The skills course consists of dribbling around obstacles, passing to targets, and hitting shots from medium and close range. The winning time was 45.2 seconds.

In the first round, Lillard and Burke beat Phoenix's Goran Dragic and Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson.

Carter-Williams and Oladipo downed Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan to represent the East in the final round.

The competitions opened with the shooting stars event, won by the trio of Miami's Chris Bosh, former NBA star Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash.

"I keep asking Coach to let me shoot that shot in the game," Bosh said of Miami's Erik Spoelstra. "He won't let me do it yet, but I think that today will give him confidence if he was watching."

The East and West tied 2-2 in the All-Star Saturday festivities and the conferences split $500,000 in winnings for charity.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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