State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
State Farm All-Star Saturday Night

2017 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night

Taco Bell Skills Challenge; JBL Three-Point Contest; Verizon Slam Dunk

Jan 12, 2017 9:03 AM ET


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.


Kristaps Porzingis eliminated DeMarcus Cousins in the first round and Nikola Jokic in the following round.

• Event Page | #TacoBellSkills

Devin Booker
DeMarcus Cousins (Kings)
Anthony Davis (Pelicans)
Nikola Jokic* (Nuggets)
Gordon Hayward (Jazz)
Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks)
Isaiah Thomas (Celtics)
John Wall (Wizards)
* injury replacement for Joel Embiid


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.


"I wasn't really concentrating on how many I made," Gordon said. "It's all about just knocking down the shot."

• Event Page | #JBL3PT

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.


"It's crazy," Robinson said after winning the contest. "I couldn't dunk until my sophomore year in high school."

• Event Page#VerizonDUNK

Aaron Gordon (Magic)
DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)
Glenn Robinson III (Pacers)
Derrick Jones Jr. (Suns)

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