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Best Dunks From 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 15, 2020, 7:45 PM | Updated: 10:52 pm
Derrick Jones Jr. - Miami Heat - NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2020 All-Star...
AT&T Slam Dunk Contest during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at the United Center on February 15, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, Ill. – The 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk Contest took place during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

All-Star weekend this season was held at the United Center in Chicago. The dunk competition took place on Saturday, February 15.

This season’s contest featured four players, Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks), Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers), and Derrick Jones Jr. (Miami Heat).

Dunk Contest Format

During the first round of the competition, each player was allowed two dunks. Each dunk was allowed a maximum of three attempts. Five judges scored each player’s dunk.

Derrick Jones Jr. and Aaron Gordon posted the highest scores from the first round and moved on to a championship round.

After two more dunks in the championship round, Jones and Gordon each received a pair of 50s on the scoreboard. The tie resulted in a dunk-off.

Each player dunked twice more. Jones escaped the contest with a higher score than Gordon to win the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk Contest.

Best Slam Dunks

Derrick Jones Jr. (Miami Heat) – Winner

First Round – Dunk No. 1

Score: 46/50

Second Round – Dunk No. 2

Score: 50/50

Championship Round – Dunk No. 3

Score: 50/50

Championship Round – Dunk No. 4

Score: 50/50

Dunk-off Round – Dunk No. 5

Score: 50/50

Dunk-off Round – Dunk No. 6

Score: 48/50

Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic) – 2nd Place

First Round – Dunk No. 1

Score: 50/50

Second Round – Dunk No. 2

Score: 50/50

Championship Round – Dunk No. 3

Score: 50/50

Championship Round – Dunk No. 4

Score: 50/50

Dunk-off Round – Dunk No. 5

Score: 50/50

Dunk-off Round – Dunk No. 6

Score: 47/50

Eliminated after Championship and Dunk-off rounds.

Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks) – Third Place

First Round – Dunk No. 1

Score: 45/50

Second Round – Dunk No. 2

Score: 50/50

Eliminated after the first round.

Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers) – Fourth Place

First Round – Dunk No. 1

Score: 41/50

Second Round – Dunk No. 2

Score: 49/50

Eliminated after the first round.

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