NBA All-Star Weekend has invaded New Orleans this weekend and the festivities are about to kick into full swing on Saturday night with the Slam Dunk Contest.
The dunk contest, along with the three-point competition and skills competition, are always the highlights of All-Star Weekend and bring more excitement to the fans than any other professional all-star event.
This year, the dunk contest will feature a number of new rules with fewer participants. Each contestant will have at least two dunks in the opening round of the competition, allowing them to set the stage for an impressive showdown in the final round.
The rules for tonight’s Dunk Contest can be seen below, via NBA.com:
Verizon Slam Dunk is a two-round event in which the four participants can perform any dunk they choose without time limits. The players have a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round. Five judges score every dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, resulting in a high score of 50 and a low score of 30.
All four competitors get two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round. The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round is crowned the champion.
How can you tune in to tonight’s Slam Dunk Contest? Here is all of the information you will need to catch the action from the opening round.
Date: Saturday, February 18
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV Info: TNT
Live Stream: Watch TNT App, TNT Overtime
|Aaron Gordon||Orlando Magic|
|Derrick Jones Jr.||Northern Arizona Suns|
|DeAndre Jordan||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Glenn Robinson III||Indiana Pacers|