The NBA All-Star festivities continue on Saturday night with the 3-point contest, skills competition, and slam dunk contest. Here are the results from each contest.
NBA All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah officially kicked off on Friday, Feb. 17. On the opening night, New Orleans Pelicans guard Alvarado won the Rising Stars MVP after he helped Team Pau Gasol defeat Team Joakim Noah in the Finals, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf won the Celebrity Game MVP after his performance led Team Dwayne Wade to a victory over Team Ryan Smith. That was the appetizer for NBA All-Star Weekend. Now, the big competitions are set to take place.
On Saturday night, Vivint Arena will host three competitions — the Skills Challenge, the 3-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest.
For those who want to know what the final results were for each competition, we have you covered.
NBA Skills Challenge results
The NBA Skills Challenge is three rounds, which will feature three teams of three competing in three rounds. The rounds will be a team relay, team passing, and team shooting. The winner of each round will receive Challenge Points. Whichever team receives the most points at the end of the three rounds will be declared the champions.
As for the teams, It will be Team Giannis vs. Team Jazz vs. Team Rookie facing off against one another. Below are the participants for each team:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Alex Antetokounmpo, Wisconsin Herd (NBA G League)
- Jordan Clarkson, Jazz
- Walker Kessler, Jazz
- Collin Sexton, Jazz
- Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
- Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons
- Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets
Skills Challenge Winner: Team Jazz
Team Jazz, featuring Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler and Collin Sexton, won the Skills Challenge with wins in two rounds.
Team Rooks took the team relay round but the Jazz finished strong by taking the passing and shooting rounds.
NBA 3-Point Contest results
Perhaps the most exciting event of All-Star weekend is the 3-Point contest. There will be eight competitors facing off to see who can score the most points by way of three-point shots. The three players with the highest scores after the first round will advance and face off for a chance to win the 3-Point contest.
Below are the competitors in the All-Star Game’s 3-point contest:
- Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
- Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
- Tyler Herro, Miami Heat
- Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
- Kevin Huerter, Sacramento Kings
- Julius Randle, New York Knicks
- Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Lillard is considered the favorite to win the contest with +380 odds as of this writing.
3-Point Contest Winner: Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard won the 3-Point Contest by getting hot in the final round, besting Buddy Hield for the title.
NBA Slam Dunk Contest results
Last year’s edition of the Slam Dunk Contest was universally criticized due to the amount of misses from the four competitors. The hope is that the 2023 Slam Dunk Contest will be able to exceed the bar set by last year’s competition.
Five judges will issue scores for each competitor between 40 and 50. They will then receive an average score for each dunk. After two dunks in the first round, the players with the two highest composite scores will advance to the finals. From there, the individual with the highest score from their two dunks in the finals will be declared the winner.
Here are the four competitors in the Slam Dunk Contest:
- Mac McLung, Philadelphia 76ers
- Kenyon Martin Jr., Houston Rockets
- Jericho Sims, New York Knicks
- Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, McClung is listed as the odds-on favorite to win the Slam Dunk Contest with -100 as of this writing.
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Winner: Mac McClung
G-League star Mac McClung followed through on expectations by putting on a show to win the Dunk Contest running away.