NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Winner, Highlights, Scores and Twitter Reaction

February 13th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

The Slam Dunk Contest is back, and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is a two-time champion after defeating young Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon in the second round of sudden death in Toronto on Saturday.

Gordon and LaVine put on a show, posting multiple 50s for an amazing finals matchup. The two high-flyers outscored Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton and Detroit Pistons All-Star center Andre Drummond.

Here's a breakdown of what happened:


First Round Barton started the contest and didn't waste any time getting the crowd into it. Coming out in a Michael Jackson "Thriller" jacket, followed by cheerleaders dressed as zombies, Barton faced a lot of pressure going into his first dunk.

It took only one attempt, but Barton scored a 44 with a between-the-legs reverse dunk that looked effortless. One notable Hall of Fame point guard, however, was not impressed, per CBS Sports' Zach Harper:

Next up was Drummond, whose first two attempts were off the mark when he attempted a lobbed between-the-legs jam from the baseline. He ended up ...

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