Antetokounmpo brothers to compete together in NBA All-Star Skills challenge

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09/Feb/22 14:05

Giannis, Thanasis and Alex Antetokounmpo will pair up in the revamped NBA All-Star Skills challenge

By Eurohoops team /

Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo stars in the selection of the 2022 NBA Skills Challenge, which will take place with a revamped format in this year’s All-Star weekend (February 18-20).

The Bucks superstar will lead a three-man squad that is consisted of his brothers, Alex Antetokounmpo of the Toronto Raptors‘ G- League affiliate, and Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

The Antetokounmpo brothers will be called to match up against three Cleveland Cavaliers players (All-Star guard Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley) and three league rookies (Raptors‘ Scottie Barnes, Pistons‘ Cade Cunningham and Thunder‘s Josh Giddey) in the new format of the Skills Challenge.

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Team Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL: 28.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 5.9 assists

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL: 2.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists

Alex Antetokounmpo, F, Raptors 905: 3.0 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.1 assists

Team Cavs

Darius Garland, PG, CLE: 19.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists

Jarrett Allen, C, CLE: 16.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists

Evan Mobley, PF, CLE: 14.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists

Team Rookies

Cade Cunningham, PG, DET: 15.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists

Josh Giddey, SG, OKC: 12.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists

Scottie Barnes, SF, TOR: 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists

The new team format will feature a four-round format that tests shooting, passing, and dribbling skills. The first three rounds will be competed by all three teams, and the two teams with the most “challenge points” will advance to the final round.


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