Ross wins slam dunk title, Irving top shooter

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Ross wins slam dunk title, Irving top shooter

HOUSTON - Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross won the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday with a one-handed, though-the-legs rim-rattler after leaping over a ballboy.

The windmill slam earned the wild applause of the sold-out crowd at the Toyota Center and lifted the 22-year-old rookie to the title over Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz.

“I feel blessed, but it’s still overwhelming,” he told reporters. “I’m just trying to soak it all in.”

Ross garnered 58 percent of the votes from the public in the two-dunk championship round to claim the title.

In another skills test, second-year guard Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated San Antonio Spurs power forward Matt Bonner 23-20 to win the three-point shooting contest.

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