2014 NBA All-Star Saturday Night Results
Shooting Stars Challenge: The team led by Chris Bosh won when Bosh caught fire from half-court.
Skills Challenge: Portland's Damian Lillard teamed with Utah's Trey Burke to win the event by an insane 0.1 seconds! Ben has more here.
Three-Point Contest: Lillard scored 18 points, but was unable to make the Finals. Marco Belinelli scored 19 to advance, and eventually won the event over Bradley Beal, in a head-to-head match-up that had to be settled with a tiebreaking round.
Dunk Contest: Lillard hit a between-the-legs alley-oop dunk in the first round of the dunk contest, which was won by the East. In the second round, he battled defending champion and Portland native Terrence Ross, who used hip-hop artist Drake as a prop. On the same night that Sprite (who sponsors the dunk contest) un-retired their Drake commercial, Despite a nice dunk, Lillard was eliminated.
On Damian's To-Do list: Improving his cross-promotional skills.— Timmay @ Blazersedge (@BedgeTimmay) February 16, 2014
The East went on to win, in one of the lamest events in NBA history, saved only by a few nice dunks at the end. John Wall was named the dunker of the night, as it just seemed to randomly end with no real excitement.
That's it?— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) February 16, 2014
Here are the videos of Lillard's dunks.
Here were the top comments from tonight's BE Gameday Thread, which was more fun than this event! You can re-experience the entire event in the comments at the bottom, but I can't blame you if you decline.
Welcome to the All-Lillard, All-Day portion of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. Here is today's schedule of events:
5:30pm: All Star Saturday Night begins (TNT)
Event 1: Shooting Stars Challenge
Event 2: Skills Challenge
Event 3: Three-point Contest
Event 4: Slam Dunk Competition
Hang out here all evening and chat about the events! The usual rules apply. Have fun! -- Tim