Friday, February 12, 2010
DeRozan earns spot in dunk contest
DALLAS -- Toronto rookie DeMar DeRozan has won the inaugural All-Star "Dunk-In" to earn a place in the slam dunk contest.
DeRozan defeated Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon at halftime of the rookie challenge on Friday night. Each player had two dunks, and Gordon struggled to put his first one down.
DeRozan earned 61 percent from fans who voted online and by text message. He will compete against defending champion Nate Robinson, Charlotte All-Star Gerald Wallace and Lakers guard Shannon Brown on Saturday night during the final event of All-Star Saturday night.