Derrick Jones Jr beats Aaron Gordon in epic NBA Slam Dunk contest

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The Miami Heat youngster edged Gordon to win NBA slam dunk contest.

By Aris Barkas, Nikos Varlas /

CHICAGO – Derrick Jones Jr got his long-awaited dunk contest title on an epic All-Star Saturday Night, both for him and the Miami Heat. Jones Jr and Aaron Gordon needed two extra dunks apiece in the final round before deciding a winner, though Jones Jr prevailed over 48-47 and left with the Slam Dunk contest trophy.

Gordon was no less impressive himself, as he decided to dunk over 7-5 Tacko Fall, “the tallest dude in the gym”, as he said after the contest.

At the same time, Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo won the skills contest while facing Domantas Sabonis in the final.

Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings took the three-pointer crown, while Devin Booker and Davis Bertans after beating five more players in the first round.

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