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Nikola Vucevic to participate in Skills Challenge

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Vooch looks to avenge his first-round loss back in 2019

2019 Taco Bell Skills Challenge Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Nikola Vucevic is getting a second chance to show off his skills.

Not only will Vooch take part in his second All-Star game this weekend, he also gets a shot at redemption in the Skills Challenge.

Vucevic faces some stiff competition with a field that includes Luka Doncic, Chris Paul, Domantas Sabonis, Julius Randle and Robert Covington.

Vooch had an early exit during the 2019 Skills Challenge, falling to fellow big man Nikola Jokic. It was the three-point shot that cost Vooch the opportunity to advance. He had a slight lead on Jokić entering the final shot but Vucevic missed his first three-point attempt while Jokić drained his to advance. Jokić then lost to eventual champion Jayson Tatum.

Now that Vooch is a seasoned All-Star veteran, and a much-improved three-point shooter (In 2019 he shot 36.4% from three on 2.9 attempts per, this time around he’s shooting 41.8% on 6.4 attempts per), perhaps he’ll fare a little better this time around.

The Skills Challenge will be held prior to the All-Star game on Sunday.