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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 covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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