Gordon, Robinson win events
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.