NEW ORLEANS — The basketball world descended on New Orleans for State Farm All-Star Saturday night, which featured three different events showcasing the NBA's best and brightest stars. Please see the individual event pages for additional coverage.
Taco Bell Skills Challenge
Kristaps Porzingis towers over competition to win Skills Challenge
Big men continue to reign supreme in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. One year after Karl-Anthony Towns' victory, New York Knicks 7-foot-3 forward Kristaps Prozingis drilled his first 3-point attempt to beat Utah's Gordon Hayward in the finals.
JBL Three-Point Contest
Eric Gordon forces extra round, beats Kyrie Irving to win Three-Point Contest
Houston's Eric Gordon dethroned Golden State's Klay Thompson as the Three-Point champion. Gordon's score of 21 in a final-round tiebreaker defeated Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, who had 18. The pair had each finished with a 20 in the final round, so they each had to shoot 25 more balls to decide it. Thompson was eliminated in the first round.
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Eric Gordon (Rockets)
Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
Kyle Lowry (Raptors)
Wes Matthews (Mavericks)
CJ McCollum (Blazers)
Klay Thompson (Warriors)
Kemba Walker (Hornets)
Nick Young (Lakers)
Verizon Slam Dunk
Glenn Robinson III outshines Derrick Jones Jr. in final
Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers won the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk after throwing down a reverse slam over three people, including All-Star teammate Paul George, that earned him a perfect 50 from the judges on the final dunk of the night.