Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Love84034369

In the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, the scores were a bit low, but the forwards put on a good show as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant 17-14 in the final round tiebreaker. James Jones posted the best round of the night in the first round with 22, but he fell off in the second round with a score of just 12 as Love and Durant forced the tiebreaker with a pair of 16s.

In the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, despite repeated criticism of the lack of stars and originality in recent years, there were some creative dunks and dunkers on display. The Utah Jazz’s Jeremy Evans won with dunking two balls one after another from Gordon Hayward tosses, dunking over Hayward and capped it off by leaping over Kevin Hart dressed up as a mailman while wearing a Karl Malone jersey. Paul George turned the lights out and plastered himself with glow in the dark tape in one dunk and dunked over both Roy Hibbert and Dahntay Jones in another. Derrick Williams took a pass off the side backboard from Ricky Rubio and did a 360 dunk for one, but he was unable to execute his high difficulty dunk between the legs in the final round that may have made the difference. Chase Budinger did a “White Men Can’t Jump” tip of the cap as he dunked over Diddy aka Puff Daddy with a backwards Rockets’ cap on in his first dunk as well as executing Cedric Ceballos’s blindfold dunk from 20 years ago in his final dunk.

Earlier tonight, Tony Parker won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge as Kyrie Irving finished in last place. Team New York also won the Haier Shooting Stars Contest over Team Houston in the final. The NBA’s All-Star Game is tomorrow night at 7 pm.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Browns agree to three-year deal with Josh McCown

Peterson releases statement, no mention of the Vikings

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

Ray Allen reportedly will not sign with Cavaliers if he returns

Shane Vereen squashes rumor he wants $5 million per season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jon Gruden on Meyer: 'Greatest coaching job of all time'

Vince Young to work out at NFL Veteran Combine

Report: Mike Wallace unwilling to restructure contract

Report: Colts targeting Brandon Marshall

Rakeem Christmas leads Syracuse in exercise of futility

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Report: Baron Davis in talks to join a contending team

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

Pirates issue statement about ISIS executioner wearing team hat

WATCH: Dress debate threatens to derail Brooklyn Nets’ season

FIFA gave Fox the 2026 World Cup to avoid a lawsuit

WATCH: Charles Barkley rips analytics again

Dark horse World Series contenders in 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars need to step up

Jon Stewart and Seth Rollins feud comes to a head(lock)

MLS must get labor deal done before embarking on new TV era

NASCAR driver's car stolen from hotel parking lot

WATCH: Herm Edwards breaks down infamous llama video

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.