The first NBA HORSE challenge is in the books. After an interesting two-day event, Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley took home the title thanks to his indoor gym and ambidextrousness. After cruising past WNBA legend Tamika Catchings in the first round, Conley beat retired guard Chauncey Billups in the semis, and Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine in the finals.

With real NBA games postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak, the league tried to help basketball fans everywhere scratch their itch with a HORSE tournament. The action started on Sunday with the first round, and continued on Thursday with the semifinals and final. 

In the first semifinal matchup, Conley took down fellow point guard Chauncey Billups, while LaVine used his athleticism to outlast WNBA All-Star Allie Quigley. Unfortunately for LaVine, it started raining during the final, and he wasn’t able to pull out all of his tricks on the wet ground. With Conley inside, and able to use both hands, LaVine never really stood a chance. 

Here’s a recap of the entire bracket:

NBA HORSE Challenge final

  • Mike Conley defeated Zach LaVine

Semifinal results

  • Semifinal: Mike Conley defeated Chauncey Billups
  • Semifinal: Zach LaVine defeated Allie Quigley

Round 1 results

  • Chauncey Billups defeated Trae Young 
  • Mike Conley defeated Tamika Catchings
  • Zach LaVine defeated Paul Pierce
  • Allie Quigley defeated Chris Paul

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