After a long run, the 2021-22 NBA season is paused for the All-Star Weekend. Always one of the hottest spots on the league calendar, All-Star Saturday Night is the precursor to an All-Star game – it will once again feature three star-studded events: the Skills Challenge, the 3-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest.
The night began with a skills challenge, in which three teams competed in the competition – Team Ravens (Scotty Barnes, Kid Cunningham, Josh Gedi), Team Caves (Garrett Allen, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley) and Team Antitoconmo, which includes Giannis and his brothers Thanasis and Alex. In the end, it was the Cavs who came out with the title after Evan Mobley scored the team’s second attempt from half the field to claim victory on the ice.
It followed the 3-point competition and featured eight participants – Luke Kennard, Patti Mills, Fred Vanfleet, Trae Young, Zach Lavigne, Desmond Bunny, CJ McCollum and Karl Anthony Towns – facing the shooting title of the year. Kennard, Towns and Young eventually made it to the final round with the Timberwolves star emerging as the winner with a score of 29 in the final round.
Tonight will conclude as always with a slam dunk competition, in which Cole Anthony, Juan Toscano Anderson, Obi Tobin and Galen Green will testify their skills and athletics for the first honor. Follow below for all the real-time updates throughout Saturday night from the All-Star.
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