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NBA All-Star Saturday is officially in the books. While the bulk of the attention is always focused on the All-Star Game itself, the Saturday night festivities are usually just as fun, and tonight certainly didn't disappoint.
As always, All-Star Saturday Night opened with the Skill Challenge -- a three-round, bracket-style contest where players will compete head-to-head in an obstacle course featuring checkpoints that test their dribbling, passing and shooting. The bracket pits guards against big men, and surprisingly, the big men won all four first-round matchups. The finals were a battle between two big men in Bam Adebayo and Domantas Sabonis, with.
The 3-Point Contest came up next. Last year's champion Joe Harris returned to defend his crown against seven others in a slightly altered event. Harris didn't repeat as champion. Instead, Davis Bertans, Devin Booker and Buddy Hield reached the final round, which included in the contest's history. Booker put a strong score of 26 up on the board in his final run through the course, but Hield matched him shot for shot. With the contest on the line, Hield made four of his five attempts from the money rack, including his final shot which pushed his score up to 27 to beat Booker.
The Slam Dunk Contest, All-Star Weekend's premier event, closed the night with an absolute classic of a performance. Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. tied after both the finals and the tiebreaker round, sending the event into virtual double overtime. Finally, despite Gordon dunking over 7-5 Tacko Fall, Jones was declared the event's winner.
Recap all the action from All-Star Saturday Night below.