Damian Lillard will return to NBA All-Star Saturday — and each day over the weekend, for that matter — to defend his Taco Bell Skills Challenge crown against a new field of competitors, but this time he'll have a teammate.
The event follows the Sears Shooting Stars at the Smoothie King Center and is now broken down into four teams of two players each competing in a two-round timed relay-style course. Joining Lillard on one Western Conference team is Trey Burke, while Reggie Jackson and Goran Dragic comprise the other.
As for the Eastern Conference, the duo of DeMar DeRozan and Giannis Antetokounmpo will form one team and Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo the other.
This year, four teens will paired with the participants, and a total of $120,000 will be donated in support of educational scholarships and to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. The teen paired with the winning team will receive a $30,000 scholarship.
All-Star Saturday Night events kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT.