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2011 Slam Dunk Contest -- Blake Griffin wins

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  February 19, 2011 10:23 PM

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OK folks, the slam dunk contest is tonight's premiere event and something to get Celtics' fans off the 3-point shootout, which ended up being won by Miami's James Jones.

Final: Blake Griffin dunks the ball windmill style and leaves his forearm hanging in the basket to indicate how high he rose. It's a fans vote, so we have no score yet.

JaVale McGee: Goes baseline and does a reverse dunk sprawling under the basket, impressive.

Blake Griffin Wow, OK, Blake Griffin pulls out a car with teammate Baron Davis inside, he throws an alleyoop through the sunroof, Griffin catches it and dunks, clearing the front end of the car. This is indeed a first.

JaVale McGee: A little stunned by Griffin's dunk, McGee completes a 360 windwill but it was anticlimatic. Griffin wins 68 percent of the vote and takes home the slam dunk crown.

Second round: DeMar DeRozan does the old toss and dunk, but this time he catches the ball with one hand -- not two as everyone previous has done -- and dunks with fury reverse style -- 50 points.

Serge Ibaka grabs a toy with his teeth that was hanging off the rim and then slams the ball with one hand -- 45 points

Blake Griffin, after several attempts, catches a Baron Davis alleyoop off the side of the backboard for a windmill slam -- 46 points.

JaVale McGee takes two balls and stuffs them and then catches a third from teammate John Wall and dunks that one -- 50 points.

Griffin and McGee advance to final round.


First round: DeMar DeRozan of Toronto catches the ball off the side of the backboard thrown by teammate Amir Johnson, whips the ball between his legs for a slam -- 44 points.

Serge Ibaka of Oklahoma City comes out to NBA Africa flags surrounding him and then takes off from behind the free-throw line ofr a soaring dunk -- 45 points

JaVale McGee of Washington brings out a second goal, catches the ball with one hand with another already in his other hand and dunks on both rims -- 50 points.

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers twirls with a 360 in front of the rim and slams the ball with two hands -- 49 points.

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