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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Little Nate takes the early lead

By Calvin Watkins

Knicks guard Nate Robinson, the shortest man in the slam dunk contest, who is trying to become the first three-time champion, has taken an early lead.

Robinson, on his third try, converted a alley oop to himself to record a 44.

Toronto rookie DeMar DeRozan is second with a 42, getting a two-handed reverse dunk on his second try.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown scored a 37 on the first round and Gerald Wallace of Charlotte pickd up a 38. The reverse dunk by Wallace was the weakest of the bunch.