The 2015 NBA Skills Challenge pits eight players against one another in a basketball obstacle course. Couplings of players will match up directly against one another, dashing through obstacles and completing tasks that test passing, dribbling, speed and shooting. The time it takes to complete the tasks is recorded.

The competition will work like a bracket this year, eliminating the player with the slowest time in each matchup until just two players remain. Those two will face off in the finals to see who wins the Skills Challenge.


Isaiah Thomas, PG, Sacramento Kings - He's having his best season from behind the arc, shooting 39.1 percent, which will come in handy since the course now ends with a three-point shot.

Patrick Beverley, PG, Houston Rockets - Beverley is averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 assists this season.

Elfrid Payton, PG, Orlando Magic - The rookie might have trouble with the three-point shot. He's shooting just 19 percent from behind the arc in 2015.

Jeff Teague, PG, Atlanta Hawks - The All-Star is having a career year for the first-place Hawks, averaging 17 points and 7.5 assists.

Trey Burke, PG, Utah Jazz - The second-year player participated in the 2014 Skills Contest, winning the title for the West (it was organized into conference teams in 2014) with Damian Lillard.

Brandon Knight, PG, Milwaukee Bucks - Knight is having a career year, averaging 17.8 points and 5.4 assists while shooting at a much higher percentage from the field and behind the arc.

Dennis Schroder, PG, Atlanta Hawks - Teague's backup is averaging 8.5 points in just 18 minutes-per-game.

Kyle Lowry, PG, Toronto Raptors - Lowry, an All-Star, has been great for Toronto, averaging 18.6 points and 7.2 assists.

Start Time: 9 p.m. ET (coverage of the entire night begins at 8 p.m. ET)

TV Channel: TNT

Live Stream:  TNT Overtime