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MCW, Oladipo lose skills title by 10th of a second
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The two frontrunners for the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year award lost out to last year's winner.

The Sixers' Michael Carter-Williams and the Magic's Victor Oladipo finished second on All-Star Saturday during the Skills Challenge.

The Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard and Jazz's Trey Burke edged MCW and Oladipo by a 10th of a second. Carter-Williams and Oladipo finished the relay race with a time of 45.3 seconds, while Lillard and Burke edged them at 45.2.

Carter-Williams had trouble in the final round, missing his first pass attempt and missing two shots from the top of the key before finally hitting his third.

It looked as if MCW and Oladipo would pull out the win, but Burke raced down the floor after his jump shot attempt and his finger roll went through the basket just in time.

The skills challenge was updated this year from a one-man contest to a two-man relay race. Lillard, the defending champion from 2013 and the reigning rookie of the year, won for the second year in a row.

Carter-Williams leads all rookies with 17.1 points, 6.5 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals. Oladipo is second in scoring with 13.9 points per game.

In his second pro season, Lillard is averaging better than 20 points per game and his Trail Blazers are fifth in the Western Conference with a 36-17 record. Burke is scoring 12.5 points and handing out 5.5 assists in 30.8 minutes in Utah.