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Chelan’s Joe Harris bests Steph Curry to win National Basketball Association 3-point contest

Curry Comes Up Short In 3 Point Contest        Skills Three-Point and Slam Dunk Champions crowned Curry Comes Up Short In 3 Point Contest Skills Three-Point and Slam Dunk Champions crowned
Cassandra Castillo | 18 February, 2019, 11:11

After beating the New York Knicks' Dennis Smith, Jr.in a rare dunk contest marked far more by its highs than lows, Diallo was asked by The New York Times' Marc Stein how many times he prepped his contest-winning dunks. It's a two-round event, with each participant getting two dunks in the first round, which will be judged on a 6-10 scale by five judges - Alonzo Mourning, David Thompson, Dee Brown, Candace Parker and A'ja Wilson.

Diallo was by the most consistent dunker from an intriguing field consisting of Smith, Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins, and crowd favorite Miles Bridges of the hosting Charlotte Hornets.

As shown in the video above, Dennis Smith Jr., point guard for the New York Knicks, earned a flawless score of 50 - impressively lobbing the ball over Cole as he sat on a chair below.

That's exactly what Hamidou Diallo did on Saturday night.

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Wearing a Superman shirt underneath his teal Thunder jersey, Diallo threw down a slam after jumping over 7-foot-1 Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal and then hung on the rim by his elbow to steal the show and come away as the victor of this year's competition. Diallo got rapper Quavo out of the crowd, put the ball in his hands, then grabbed it as he went airborne for the slam that sealed the title. And Chelan, Wash., native Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown. Curry was second with 24 in the finals, and Sacramento's Buddy Hield was third with 19 points.

Defending champion Devin Booker made his final seven shots but was eliminated in a tie for fourth with Danny Green with 23 points.

Tatum defeated Memphis' Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver's Nikola Jokic in the semi-finals. J. Cole tried to get a dunk off as well but ultimately missed.

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