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NBA Dunk Contest, Nuggets Faried flys but falls short (Pictures)

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  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green cuts down the net as he prepares to attempt a double dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks guard James White attempts a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green attempts a double dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green attempts a double dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green attempts a double dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Julius Erving shakes hands with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (right) during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks guard James White attempts a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Julius Erving talks with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (right) during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green (25) cuts down the net for the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green (25) cuts down the net for the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross attempts a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross attempts a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks guard James White runs past a group of people dressed as airline workers as he prepares to dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) shakes hands with former Utah Jazz player Mark Eaton after dunking over him during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks guard James White goes up for a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks over former Utah Jazz player Mark Eaton during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans reacts during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks over former Utah Jazz player Mark Eaton during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe (12) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks over former Utah Jazz player Mark Eaton during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; A general view of a painting of Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans attempting a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross (31) reacts as he is awarded the trophy for winning the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans signs a painting of himself after a successful dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross leaps over a youngster as he attempts a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross reacts after a successful dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross reacts after receiving the slam dunk contest trophy during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • CAPTION: Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (12) is congratulated by teammates Blake Griffin and Chris Paul after a successful dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross reacts after being presented with the slam dunk trophy during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans reveals a painting of himself after a successful dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks guard James White (4) goes up for a dunk during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) attempts a dunk over former player Mark Eaton during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross reacts after dunking during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sportsit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross dunks after leaping over a youngster during the 2013 NBA all star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) reacts after dunking during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) dunks during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
    
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HOUSTON - Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors won the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Championship. Nuggets representative Kenneth Faried impressed but didn't win.

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