Knowing he needed to introduce himself to the nation, Jones nearly one-upped Robinson by jumping over four people for the slam and a score of 45 from the judges.
The rookie has only appeared in seven games covering a total of 24 minutes.
Jordan's second attempt was executed, but he didn't grab the rim with any kind of authority to really sell.
Paul George for a second time, to jump over and execute an awe-inspiring reverse dunk that netted him a perfect score and the victory.He's having his best season as an NBA player, but there's nothing he will do that's better than this: All five judges awarded Robinson a score of 10 for a perfect 50, all but ensuring his spot in the finals.He was only given a score of 38, lowest of the first round, and leaving him with a steep climb to advance.However, it didn't set the tone for the rest of the dunkers, as the big names in the contest struggled to find the right balance between creativity and execution.ET (third event of the night).Rob Perez noted the Pacers star should take a page from his father's book: Following Robinson was no easy feat, made even more difficult for Jones by the fact he's unknown to most NBA fans.Leave Lonzo Alone, He's Only.
He did have the luxury of knowing scores for his three competitors and didn't have to go all out to reach the final.
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In the final, Robinson enlisted the help of George to hold the ball over his head.Thanks for joining us for the live blog, and well be back at it again on Sunday night for the All-Star Game.Slam Dunk Contest, here is the format of the contest via the.Thaddeus Young, Robinson's teammate in Indiana, offered a hearty congratulations to the newly crowned Slam Dunk champion: Candace Buckner of the, washington Post had an idea for Robinson that seems obvious in hindsight: After his victory, Robinson made a statement about being underestimated throughout his.We Owe the Indiana Pacers an Apology.NBA Superstars Are Cruising by Scoring Milestones.The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round.NBA : Verizon Slam Dunk is a two-round event in which the four participants can perform any dunk they choose without time limits.The time has come for the best dunkers in the NBA to take center stage.Looking to rebound on his second attempt, Jones got one to.Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, tV: TNT, online, connected devices: Watch TNT App, TNT Overtime, Sling, Playstation Vue.18, at.m.The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round is crowned the champion.Simmons Finally Faces 'Big Brother' LeBron.