Gor­don, Robin­son win events

The Washington Post Sunday - - PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL -

Hous­ton’s Eric Gor­don de­throned Golden State’s Klay Thomp­son as the all-star three­p­oint con­test cham­pion.

And he did it in New Or­leans, where he played the pre­vi­ous five sea­sons be­fore leav­ing last sum­mer in free agency.

Gor­don’s score of 21 in a fi­nal­round tiebreaker beat Cleve­land’s Kyrie Irv­ing, the 2013 win­ner who had 18. The pair had each fin­ished with a score of 20 in the fi­nal round, mean­ing they each had to shoot 25 more balls to de­cide it.

Thomp­son fell in the first round to Char­lotte’s Kemba Walker.

Later Satur­day night, In­di­ana’s Glenn Robin­son III won the slam dunk con­test.

Robin­son beat Phoenix’s Der­rick Jones Jr. in the fi­nal round, clinch­ing the win with a per­fect 50 on the fi­nal dunk — nearly touch­ing his head on the rim while go­ing over three peo­ple for a re­verse slam.

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