Pacers' Glenn Robinson III is NBA's new slam dunk king
Eric Gordon dethrones Klay Thompson to claim 3-point crown
Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader.
Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk.
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Robinson edged out Phoenix's Derrick Jones Jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round.
Jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce-pass in the paint, put it between his legs and threw down a left-handed jam. But Robinson made sure it wasn't enough.
Gordon dethrones 3-point king Thompson
Houston's Eric Gordon has dethroned Golden State splash brother Klay Thompson as the NBA All-Star three-point contest champion.
And he did it in New Orleans, where he played the previous five seasons before leaving last summer in free agency.
Gordon's score of 21 in a final-round tie-breaker defeated Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, the 2013 winner who had 18. The pair had each finished with a score of 20 in the final round, meaning they each had to shoot 25 more balls to decide it.
Thompson was stunningly eliminated in the first round, missing a final shot from the corner that could have put him through ahead of Walker.
Prozingis reigns supreme in skills challenge
New York Knicks seven-foot-three forward Kristaps Prozingis won it, beating Utah's Gordon Hayward in the finals.
Those vanquished in earlier rounds included guards John Wall of Washington and Isaiah Thomas of Boston, both because they couldn't make their initial three-pointers required to close out the course before Hayward did.
Porzingis emerged from the big-men's division that included the Pelicans' Anthony Davis and Denver's Nikola Jokic.
Porzingis and Hayward were neck and neck until the end of the course, but Porzingis hit his three first to end it.
The three-round, obstacle-course competition tests dribbling, passing, agility and shooting skills.