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Gordon's reverse windmill alley-oop

Aaron Gordon kicked off the dunk off with a stunner.

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Zach LaVine says he thinks this was the best dunk contest ever.

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Zach LaVine says his favorite dunkers growing up were Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant. He wanted to defend his title because Jordan did.

Over a mascot, under the legs, into history

Aaron Gordon jumped over Stuff the Magic Dragon, then put the ball under BOTH legs for the slam.

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Between the legs, just inside the line

That's what Zach LaVine needed to do to win a dunk off.

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Gordon times a perfect 360 dunk

Aaron Gordon dunked the ball from Stuff the Magic Dragon, spinning on a hover board.

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Aaron Gordon on all the time he spent practicing with the Magic mascot: "Me and him are now like best friends."

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When asked if we'll have a rematch next year, Aaron Gordon said: "I kinda did a lot of dunks." But he adds he'd come back if invited in 2017.

3-point trophy stays in Splash Bros. family

Klay Thompson scored a 27 in the final round to topple Steph Curry's 23 and win the 3-Point Shootout. Curry won the trophy in 2015.

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Towns upsets in Skills Challenge win

Karl-Anthony Towns defeated Isaiah Thomas to win the 2016 All-Star Skills Challenge. It was the first year big men were invited to participate.

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Zach LaVine says of Aaron Gordon's dunks in the final: "That was some of the craziest stuff I've ever seen."

Around-the-back reverse jam

Zach LaVine 's first dunk: Around-the-back, reverse, one-hand. Perfect score.

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One for the ages. Zach LaVine got the better of Aaron Gordon to claim his second slam dunk title in a row. [Credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE]

When the dunk contest goes to a dunk off

Even Drake was at a loss for words.

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Dunk contest champ Zach LaVine says: "I don't know what we just did. That was creative." Adds he thinks he and Aaron Gordon should share the trophy.

Slam dunk contest: Dunk off scores

  • Aaron Gordon: 50, 47
  • Zach LaVine: 50, 50
Zach LaVine repeats as Slam Dunk champion.

2 of 2: Slam dunk contest

Aaron Gordon roared.

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1 of 2: Slam dunk contest

Zach LaVine soared.

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Zach LaVine takes off from a foot inside the FT line then goes between his legs for another 50, and a second straight dunk contest title.

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Aaron Gordon put it all the way behind his head, then his legs, then dunked. But only a 47.

LaVine and Gordon's dunk off ...

Has Drake like ...

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Zach LaVine matches Aaron Gordon with a 50. The in-arena announcer says "We can do this all night."