LaVine wins Slam Dunk Contest

Brooklyn, NY ( - Teenage rookie and YouTube sensation Zach LaVine glided through the air with ease, living up to his billing as the favorite to win the Slam Dunk Contest.

Earlier, Stephen Curry proved to be the better "Splash Brother."

LaVine, a 19-year-old guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, became the second- youngest dunk contest winner and Curry captured the Three-Point Contest in a loaded field to highlight All-Star Saturday Night.

LaVine converted a pair of between-the-legs slams on his two championship round attempts to earn 94 points.

He topped Orlando guard Victor Oladipo in a landslide after Oladipo failed to complete a between-the-legs dunk over teammate Elfrid Payton on his first try. He was unable to complete the flush in his three attempts.

Oladipo accumulated just 82 points in the finals.

LaVine, who came out to the "Space Jam" theme song, immediately showcased his dunking prowess by emphatically putting through a between-the-legs right baseline reverse off his lob from the right wing. He then slammed through a behind-the-back attempt off a self alley-oop from the left wing.

He got 50s on both dunks.

He started his championship round by completing a reverse between-the-legs stuff along the right baseline with teammate Andrew Wiggins holding the ball out. He flushed a between-the-legs try along the left baseline off of Wiggins' pass off the stanchion on his second dunk.

Kobe Bryant won the competition in 1997 at the age of 18.

Oladipo brought the Brooklyn crowd to its feet in the first round with a right baseline 360 and two-handed reverse finish after singing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York." He received a perfect 50.

Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee finished third with 76 points and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo was last with 65 points.

Curry defeated Golden State teammate Klay Thompson and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving in the final round of the Three-Point Contest with a record score of 27.

Curry hit 13 shots in a row at one point in the final round, including 4-of-5 on his "money ball" rack, his final one from the right corner.

Craig Hodges and Jason Kapono held the previous record of 25, but neither had a "money ball" rack.

Irving, the 2013 3-point winner, posted a score of 17 and Thompson had 14 in the final round.

Thompson led with 24 after the first round, while Curry and Irving each tallied 23.

Portland's Wesley Matthews was fourth with 22, Atlanta's Kyle Korver, the Los Angeles Clippers' J.J. Redick and San Antonio's Marco Belinelli, the defending champion, tied for fifth with 18 apiece. Houston's James Harden finished last with 15.

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley defeated Brandon Knight of the Milwaukee Bucks in the finals of the Skills Challenge.

Beverley, who is known better for his defense, replaced Washington's John Wall in the contest. He came from behind in the finals, hitting his first 3-point shot after Knight was off the mark on his first two attempts.

This year's challenge featured a head-to-head format with eight participants and three rounds.

In the first round, Beverley beat Phoenix's Isaiah Thomas, Atlanta's Jeff Teague defeated Orlando's Elfrid Payton, Knight took down Utah's Trey Burke and Toronto's Kyle Lowry made easy work of Atlanta's Dennis Schroder.

Knight beat Lowry and Beverley overcame Teague in the semifinals.

Portland's Damian Lillard won the event the past two years but didn't compete this year.

Team Bosh won the Shooting Stars title for a third straight year to open the festivities. The trio of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, NBA legend Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash of the WNBA's New York Liberty defeated Team Westbrook in the championship round with a time of 57.6 seconds.

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA legend Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever were unable to complete their round in the allotted 1:30. They missed all 26 of their halfcourt shots.

Team Bosh posted an opening round time of 30.8 seconds, while Team Westbrook hit all four of its shots in 35.2 seconds. Curry, his father and NBA legend Dell Curry and the Seattle Storm's Sue Bird finished their first round in 47 seconds and the trio of the Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, NBA legend Scottie Pippen and the Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne were last with a time of 51.4 seconds.