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It wasn't an all-time great Slam Dunk Contest, but Saturday night's competition featured some spectacular slams.
Donovan Mitchell defeated Larry Nance Jr. in the final round to capture the Slam Dunk Contest title, but Nance's double-tap throwdown was arguably the best dunk of the event. Dennis Smith Jr. also made his presence felt with a unique between-the-legs finish, and Victor Oladipo scored showmanship points by wearing a "Black Panther" mask for one of his attempts.
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Slam Dunk Contest results, highlights
10:27 p.m. ET — Donovan Mitchell put on a show at Staples Center and walks away with the Slam Dunk Contest trophy.
10:17 p.m. ET — Donovan Mitchell's ode to Vince Carter is worth 48, and that means... MITCHELL IS YOUR SLAM DUNK CHAMPION!
Donovan Mitchell with the Vince Carter dunk pic.twitter.com/pY2J41HQnI— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 18, 2018
10:16 p.m. ET — Haven't seen that before! Larry Nance Jr. answers with a 50 on what we'll call the double-tap dunk.
10:14 p.m. ET — Oh my. Donovan Mitchell tried to tear the rim off the basket. Sound the 50 alarm.
10:11 p.m. ET — It's Donovan Mitchell vs. Larry Nance Jr. in the final round. Nance catches the alley-oop from his dad and effortlessly finishes a clean windmill. A solid 46.
10:08 p.m. ET — DONOVAN MITCHELL IN THE BUILDING! We've got another 50 from the judges. He takes a pass of the side of the backboard and jumps over Kevin Hart.
10:05 p.m. ET — Larry Nance Jr. with a DEEP windmill. That's a 49 for the new Cavs forward. He made this look way too easy.
10:02 p.m. ET — THAT'S A 50! Dennis Smith Jr.'s between-the-legs slam definitely made the judges pay attention.
10:00 p.m. ET — "Black Panther" dunk! Victor Oladipo borrows the mask from "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman on his second attempt. Points for creativity, but a score of 40 means he is unlikely to advance.
9:58 p.m. ET — This is how you make your father proud.
9:53 p.m. ET — Larry Nance Jr. switches to his dad's old jersey for a classic rock-the-cradle dunk. That was smooth. He receives a 44 from the judges.
9:50 p.m. ET — Victor Oladipo tries for a no-look reverse off his own pass, but he can't finish it after multiple attempts. He's at the bottom of the leaderboard with 31. Dennis Smith Jr. goes with the double-pump reverse throwdown. A nice dunk, but only a 39.
9:47 p.m. ET — Donovan Mitchell starts with a creative slam. The rookie uses a second hoop to throw an off-the-glass pass to himself and windmill on the main basket. He earns a 48 on the first attempt.
9:44 p.m. ET — OK, folks. Time for the Slam Dunk Contest to begin. Make your picks.
9:31 p.m. ET — Larry Nance Jr. isn't just a dunker. He's a thinker.
9:22 p.m. ET — In case you're wondering who will be judging this year's Slam Dunk Contest...
|2018 Dunk Contest participants|
|Victor Oladipo, Pacers|
|Dennis Smith Jr., Mavericks|
|Larry Nance Jr., Cavs|
|Donovan Mitchell, Jazz (replacing Aaron Gordon)|