Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine outlasted Orlando's Aaron Gordon in an epic final round of the dunk contest, posting four straight perfect 50s to win for the second straight year.
LaVine and Gordon matched each other dunk for dunk for the first two tries in the final round. Then needed two rounds of tie-breakers to decide a winner.
Gordon got a 47 with a Harold Miner-style jackknife dunk on his fourth dunk, which opened the door for LaVine in one of the most memorable competitions in years.
He ended it with a between-the-legs dunk from a step inside the free throw line to become just the fourth player to win back-to-back titles.
Here's are the highlights:
In the championship showdown, Gordon gave a homage to Karl Malones hammer dunks with this one:
LaVine countered with this long-distance dunk.
Next came this creative dunk by Gordon.
This really happened https://t.co/29VhluwmXN— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) February 14, 2016
Jazzs Rudy Gobert thought they should have changed the rules for that one:
That under the legs dunk was a 60!!!— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) February 14, 2016
This dunk forced a second dunk-off.
Gordon kicked it off with this amazing double-pump dunk.
Finally, LaVine finished off the contest with this one:
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke weighed in:
Best NBA a dunk contest EVER— Trey Burke (@TreyBurke) February 14, 2016
You can't do that Dunk contest justice in 30 seconds, but I tried. LaVine and Gordon are freaks. pic.twitter.com/AIjHHP4Jjv— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) February 14, 2016