Last night the NBA All-Star weekend featured several entertaining events for the fans. Here is a quick recap of the winners and links to the highlights.
Shooting Stars Challenge
Winner: Team Bosh – Eastern Conference
The West won the first round of the competition, but the finals went to the East.
At first, it didn’t look good for Team Bosh, who finished with a mediocre 1:29 time in the final round. However, they caught a break, as Team Westbrook got stuck on the half-court shot. Several of the half-court shots that Russell Westbrook took him himself rimmed out and the East took home the title.
You can watch the highlights of the competition here.
Taco Bell Skills Challenge
Winner: Damian Lillard – Western Conference
Reigning champion Tony Parker let the West down in the first round, by missing all five jumpshots and letting the initial round slip away.
Jrue Holiday and Damian Lillard met in the final round, where the top candidate for rookie of the year looked impressive and took home the title. In the first round he scored the best time of the evening with 28.8 seconds and finished off Jrue Holiday in the finals by once again finishing the challenge in under 30 seconds.
You can watch Lillard’s dominating performance here.
Winner: Kyrie Irving – Eastern Conference
Matt Bonner and Kyrie Irving went head-to-head in the final round. Irving was coming off an impressive showing in the Rising Stars Challenge, and continued his hot-streak last night.
During last year’s All-Star weekend we saw just how hot Irving can get from beyond the arc, and he showed it in the Three-Point Contest this year by connecting on 17 of his first 18 shots in the final round and finishing with 23 points.
The West won the first round by outscoring the East as a team, but it was all Irving after that.
Watch Irving’s highlights from the competition here.
Slam Dunk Contest
Winner: Terrence Ross – Eastern Conference
The contest had quite a promising lineup, with Gerald Green and James White as the two favorites. As it turned out, neither of the two made the final round, due to several failed dunk attempts.
Instead it was Terrence Ross who represented the East in the final round, taking on the reigning champion Jeremy Evans.
Ross came up with quite a few nice dunks, becoming the second rookie of the night to win an All-Star competition.
Watch the winner’s dunks right here.
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