Photos: NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants

Photos: NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 23: Terrence Ross #31 of the Toronto Raptors rises for a dunk against Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat on January 23, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 4:33 AM

HOUSTON -The lineup for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is set as defending champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz hopes to hold off five challengers for his crown.

The contest will be held as part of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at the Toyota Center. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and include the Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge and the Footlocker 3-point Contest.

All-Star Saturday Night will be an event pitting the stars from the Western Conference versus the Eastern Conference in the four competitions. Each conference will be competing for two charities, with $350,000 going to the winning conference's charities and $150,000 to the runner-up's charities.

The list of participants in the Slam Dunk Contest includes:

For the Eastern Conference

- Gerald Green, Indiana Pacers

- Terence Ross, Toronto Raptors

- James White, New York Knicks

For the Western Conference

- Eric Bledsoe, L.A. Clippers

- Jeremy Evans, Utah Jazz (defending champion)

- Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

 

 

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