NBA All-Star 2023: results and summary of Saturday’s events, with three-pointers, skills and the Slam Dunk Contest

Fun Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend It is already a classic, with several events of different types that show the talent of the players in the league.

In this 2023 edition, Mac McClung in the legendary Slam Dunk Contest, Damian Lillard in it triple contest and Walker Kessler, Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton in it skills challenge They were the winners of the night.

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Mac McClung is the champion! addition another score of 50 and came within just one point of having a perfect night for the judges. Brilliant performance from the player out of the G League.

A 49.2 for Murphy in the second round of the final, with a 50 from Crawford and another from Leslie, adds excitement and drama to this definition.

Trey Murphy III he started the final with one 48.8 but McClung he quickly got over it, getting it again on the first try and scoring a average perfect score of 50.

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A 49.8 was taken by McClung in his second passonly unable to return to perfect score because Lisa Leslie gave it a 49 instead of a 50. McClung will face Trey Murphy in the tournament final.

Jericho Sims he found it more difficult to impress and, again burying an arm up to the elbow, walked away with an average score of 47.8little better than the first round.

Trey Murphy III he dazzled in his second chance and earned an average score of 49.4 that places him as a candidate to be in the final of the tournament.

KJ Martin took one average score of 47.2, after making an attempt in which he had his father, a former All-Star, as a guest. It is difficult to reach the final.

The second round will begin with Kenyon Martin Jr., who needs to score points the most.

Impressive start of Mac McClung with something never seen before. He jumped over two people and took one average of 50with five perfect scores.

Kenyon Martin Jr. he was rated higher by Karl Malone than the other two participants, but his slam dunk was made on the third attempt which leaves him with an average of 46.

Jericho Sims he buried both arms up to the elbows on his first attempt. took one average of 47.6with scores between 49 and 44.

Trey Murphy III opened the match, with José Alvarado as a guest and scores that went from 48 to 45 among the judges for a average of 46.8.

he Slam Dunk Contest will close tonight. Dominique Wilkins, Karl Malone, Jamal Crawford, Lisa Leslie and Harold Miner are the judges.

Damian Lillard is the winner of the triple competition!

Haliburton He got off to a rough start, hitting just two in his first 10 attempts, and while he improved in the end, he fell short of Lillard’s score: he finished with 17 points in third place.

In turn, Lillard hit both special 3-pointers and he also needed the last pitch to get past Buddy Hield and he did, reaching the 26 points which left him above Hield.

Buddy Hield started the final with 25 points making 17 of his 27 attempts.

Damian Lillard also scores in the final with his 25 points.

Lauri Markkanen also ended with 20 points like Tatum, scoring only one ball on the last basket. Haliburton and Hield are already finalists.

Kevin Huerter he did even worse than Randle despite being a three-point specialist: he scored just eight points and missed one shot.

Julio Randleone of the most talked about participants in the Triple Contest, he did not do well: he barely added 13 points. For now, Haliburton, Hield and Tatum remain finalists.

Tyler Hero made just 1 of 10 shots from corners and was cleared with 18 points.

Buddy Hield He didn’t have a great close, but he added 23 points.

Tyrese Haliburton went through and easily added a few 31 points that match the mark in the first round!

Jayson Tatum was the first to participate: he added 20 pointswith a large closure.

Now the triples contest will begin.

Utah Jazz he easily reached 13 points in this round and took it victory and 300 more challenge points that gave them victory in the event.

Incredibly, the rookies only had three points on the last throw, at the buzzer, and they won’t be able to win this round.

Antetokounmpo started the third round, the shooting. added up eight pointswith five from Thanasis and three from Jrue Holiday.

The second round win and 100 Challenge Points go to the Utah Jazzwith 88 points and Walker Kessler as a big figure.

Rookies lost: he added 78 points32 of them the work of Paolo Banchero.

The second round begins, with Team Antetokounmpo starting the passing round. added up 84 pointshalf of which were the work of Jrue Holiday.

Utah Jazz could not improve the time of the rookies, who were the winners of the first round and totaled 100 challenge points.

74 seconds It was the rookie team that took it, thanks to an excellent closing by Jaden Ivey.

Antetokounmpo’s team started in the first round of the Skills Competition, a day of team relays. took 83 seconds to complete the designated circuit.

Giannis will ultimately not be in action today for the right wrist injury he suffered a few days ago: Jrue Holiday He will participate with his brothers in the skills race. The Greek has not yet been confirmed as absent for Sunday’s game.

The event begins!

Damian Lillard will wear a special outfit in the triple contest: he will represent the colors of Weber State, the university he attended.

Last year they were the winners of the Saturday competitions Cleveland Cavaliers (Evan Mobley, Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen) in the skills race, Karl-Anthony Towns in the contest of triples and Obi Toppin an electric Slam Dunk Contest.

The stars are coming to the stadium, and not just the NBA stars! The Antetokounmpo brothers met actor Michael B. Jordan.

Welcome to the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah – this is where the action of the now classic Saturday of All-Star Weekend will take place.

These are the participants of Saturday’s events:

Skill Race:

  • Team Antetokounmpo: (Jrue Holiday*, Alex Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo).

  • Utah Jazz team: (Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton, Walker Kessler).

  • Team Rookies: (Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, Jabari Smith Jr.).

*Jrue Holiday replaces the injured Giannis Antetokounmpo.

triple contest:

  • Damian Lillard
  • Julio Randle
  • Buddy Hield
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Tyler Hero

Slam Dunk Contest:

  • Mac McClung (76)
  • Jericho Sims (Knicks)
  • Trey Murphy (pelicans)
  • KJ Martin (rockets)

The remaining events of NBA All-Star 2023

NBA All-Star Game 2023

  • Day: Sunday February 19
  • Time: 19:00 CDMX, 20:00 ET, 22:00 Argentina, 2:00 (Monday) Spain
  • Participants and teams

Where and how to watch NBA All-Star 2023?

  • television channels
    • Mexico: ESPN
    • states joined: TNT
    • Argentina: ESPN
    • spain: #Let’s go
  • Live broadcast

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