Jrue Holiday was the last of three Eastern Conference players to participate in the Skills Competition on Saturday night.
Participants were made to dribble through obstacles, complete two chest passes, a bounce pass, a jump shot and two layups in the shortest time possible.
Holiday turned in the Eastern Conference's fastest time in the team round (29.3 seconds), pitting him against Portland's Damian Lillard in the finals with $25,000 on the line.
“That is motivation,” Holiday said. “That is definitely motivation. But for me, I just wanted to win not just for the money, but I wanted to be No. 1."
Instead, the rookie Lillard, who was having an amazing season long before he won this competition, took home the trophy, besting Holiday by six seconds in the final round.
"Did you see that trophy? That could have been at my house," Holiday said. "It is OK. Hopefully next year I will get that trophy.”
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