Terrence Ross threw down a one-handed slam to earn top honors in the 2013 slam dunk contest

Ross defeats defending champion Evans

HOUSTON, Texas. - The 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest winner is Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors. 

The East was completed by Gerald Greens of the Indiana Pacers, James White of the New York Knicks and Ross. 

The West was represented by Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets, Eric Bledsoe of the LA Clippers and Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz.


During the first round team competition the West took home the gold in the Team portion, edging out the East 268-258. 

Both Green and Ross notched perfect 50's on their first dunk. 

Ross's dunk completed a behind-the-back, 180-degree slam. 

Faried and and Bledsoe had the best dunks for the West in the first round. 

Faried was able to complete his off-the-backboard under-the-legs shot, while Bledsoe bounced the ball high into the air, grabbed it and did a twisting 180-degree slam. Both dunks resulted in perfect scores of 50. 


During the championship round Evans made a repeat appearance in the finals against newcomer Ross. 

Evans started off the championship round by leaping over a covered painting on an easel. After clearing the painting and completing a windmill, 180-degree jump he revealed a picture of himself doing the dunk he just completed. 

Ross followed that up by receiving a feed from his teammate off the side of the backboard and went on to finish a windmill, 180-degree jump. On top of that, he sported a Vince Cater Raptors jersey. 

Evans' second dunk came off a feed from a seated helper, who threw the ball midair. Evans jumped over his setup man and finished the dunk off strong. 

Ross had help of a youngster who was sitting court side. The Raptors guard jumped over the ball boy and finished with an under-the-legs slam and the crowd went wild. 

In the end, Ross' final dunk was the one that left everyone talking and it was good enough to win him the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. 

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