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Zach LaVine bests Aaron Gordon in a throw-down showdown at NBA All-Star dunk contest

Zach LaVine bests Aaron Gordon in a throw-down showdown at NBA All-Star dunk contest

TORONTO — The never-before-seen moves kept coming and so did the perfect scores.

Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon brought the long-comatose dunk contest back to life Saturday night at All-Star weekend, piling up a record six consecutive unblemished 50s from the judges between them at the Air Canada Centre.

Two dunk-offs were needed before LaVine, the second-year guard from UCLA who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, emerged the winner with a 50 on a move in which he jumped from just inside the free-throw line, put the ball between his legs and dunked with his right hand.

Gordon, the rookie forward from the Orlando Magic, had earned a 47 on his final attempt,...

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