John Wall, Paul George and Terrence Ross of the Eastern Conference won the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday, with Wall taking home the “Dunker of the Night” fan vote.
NBA legends Dominique Wilkins, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson served as judges for the event, which featured a different set of rules. Here is a rundown of the changes in 2014, per SB Nation:
In the first round, the Freestyle Round, each dunker will have 90 seconds to do as many dunks as he wants. When that’s over, a panel of judges will then decide the winning conference.” “The dunkers from that winning conference will get to choose whether to go first or second in the East vs. West dunking matchups that will take place in the second round, the Battle Round. Judges will pick the winner of each battle, with the first team to win three head-to-head matchups declared the winner of the competition. Yes, this means there will be no more 50s, just “winners.”
East Freestyle Round
West Freestyle Round
Battle : Damian Lillard Vs Terrence Ross
Battle : Harrison Barnes Vs Paul George
Battle : John Wall Vs Ben McLemore