Terrence Ross Defeats Jeremy Evans to Win 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 16, 2013

The 2013 Sprint Slam Dunk Contest winner is Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors.

The Eastern Conference was represented by Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers, James White of the New York Knicks and Ross.

The Western Conference was represented by Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets, Eric Bledsoe of the Los Angeles Clippers and Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz.


1st Round: Team Competition

The West squad took home gold in the team portion of the program, edging out the East, 268-258.

Both Green and Ross notched perfect scores (50) on their first dunks. 

Green's dunk came off a feed from his teammate off the side of the backboard that finished with a reverse jam. Ross' dunk was just as impressive as Green's: the Raptors guard completed a behind-the-back, 180-degree jam.

Faried and Bledsoe had the best dunks for the West in the first round.

Faried was able to complete his off-the-backboard under-the-legs jam, while Bledsoe bounced the ball high into the air, grabbed it and did a twisting 180-degree slam. Both dunks rightfully resulted in perfect scores of 50.


2nd Round: Championship

Because he compiled more total points than his two teammates, Evans made a repeat appearance in the finals against newcomer Ross.

Evans started off the championship round by leaping over a covered painting on an easel. After clearing the painting and completing a windmill jam, he unveiled a picture of himself doing the dunk he just finished.

Ross followed that up by receiving a feed from his teammate off the side of the backboard and went on to finish with a windmill, 180-degree jam. On top of that, he sported a Vince Carter Raptors jersey.

Evans' second dunk came off a feed from a seated "helper", (Dallas Mavericks swingman Dahtay Jones), who threw the ball in midair. Evans jumped over his setup man, doing his best "Jumpman" impression en route to finishing strong.

Ross overshadowed that dunk with the help of a youngster who was sitting courtside. The Raptors guard jumped over the ball boy and finished with an between-the-legs slam that had the whole crowd going nuts.

In the end, Ross' final dunk was the one that left everyone talking, and it was good enough to win him the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.