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