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SGA Ousted in Skills Challenge

SGA Ousted in Skills Challenge

CHICAGO- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander bowed out early in the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge. 

Forward Kris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks ousted Gilgeous-Alexander in their first round matchup. 

Ironically, the passing obstacle tripped up the Oklahoma City point guard, as Gilgeous-Alexander was unable to complete the chest pass, allowing Middleton to gain the advantage.

Though Middleton missed the initial three point shot to end the round, Gilgeous-Alexander had fallen too far behind, and Middleton drained his second shot to eliminate the Thunder guard. 

Gilgeous-Alexander was the third Thunder player to participate in the skills challenge, behind former Oklahoma City point guards Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson. 

Dennis Schroder has also participated in the All-Star Skills challenge as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, where he also failed to advance out of the first round. 

No member of the Oklahoma City Thunder has ever won the Skills Challenge.

Chris Paul will participate in the All-Star Game tomorrow evening from Chicago. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. on TNT.

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Ryan Chapman is a journalism student at OCCC. Chapman has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma City Energy, and Oklahoma Sooners athletics. Chapman is also the co-host of the Sideline Warning Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Chapman has also served as the editor for the OCCC Pioneer.

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