Commentary

2011 NBA All-Star Game Scorecard: Dunk Contest

Updated: February 19, 2011, 11:34 PM ET
By By TBD | ESPN.com

Grades by Kevin Arnovitz

DeMar DeRozanSG | Toronto Raptors
A-
DeRozan might have a good case for larceny as his vicious second dunk was one of the highlights of the night. The young Rap lobbed an alley-oop, which he plucked out of his hand with one hand, cupped, then threw down with ferocity. His first exhibition -- the East Bay Funk Remix -- was no slouch either.
Blake GriffinPF | Los Angeles Clippers
A
Things got stressful when the clock ticked down on Griffin in Round 1, but Griffin rallied, then made noise in the second round with a one-handed crush that produced a welt on his arm. The coup de grace? He soared over a car, collecting an alley-oop from Baron Davis peeking out of the sunroof, and rocked it home.
Serge IbakaPF | Oklahoma City Thunder
B+
Borrowing from the GOAT on his first dunk, Air Congo took off from the FT line, and flew nonstop to Brazzaville. For his follow-up, Ibaka snatched a stuffed animal off the rim with his teeth. He got low-balled on both attempts and it's fair to say he was one of the strongest last-place finishers in recent years.
JaVale McGeeC | Washington Wizards
A-
McGee's portfolio of dunks might have won him a title any other year. He went double the pleasure on his first attempt, dunking a pair, then later upped the ante and threw down a trio of balls. His acrobatic one-handed windmill also elicited oos and ahhs. But none of it was enough to top the hometown favorite.