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

Some of the league’s silkiest talents are slated to take the court on All-Star Saturday Night.

All-Stars galore will flood the Lucas Oil Stadium hardwood over the course of the night. Leading the proceedings are a trio of Pacers stars, one of whom has developed a penchant for conjuring up spirits across the Indianapolis hardwood.

The Skills Challenge can be a bit of slow burn. At its best, though, it offers a glimpse into the starlight that speckles the NBA’s stratosphere.

Six of the nine participants taking part in the competition are All-Stars, including Indianapolis supernova Tyrese Haliburton. It’s a contest that can serve as a precursor to a long and prosperous NBA career. Just ask Steph Curry.

The Sporting News is tracking live updates and results from Saturday’s All-Star Skills Challenge. Follow along for highlights and key moments as some of the league’s young stars attempt to light up the night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

MORE: Watch the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend events live with Sling TV

NBA All-Star Skills Challenge scores

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

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

(All times Eastern.)

Updates will start closer to the challenge’s 8 p.m. ET start time.

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:

  • Round 1 — Team Relay

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.

  • Round 2 — Team Passing

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

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