Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

Hamidou Diallo

Hamidou Diallo

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo used NBA great Shaquille O'Neal as a prop to record a ideal score and capture the NBA Slam Dunk title on Saturday. Wearing a Superman t-shirt beneath his Oklahoma City Thunder jersey, the 6-foot-3 Diallo channeled his inner super hero and leapt over 7-foot-1 center Shaquille O'Neal on the way to the title, outlasting Dennis Smith Jr of the New York Knicks in the final.

Players didn't practice the course, and Tatum said the chest pass was the hardest part.

Diallo even hinted at returning to the contest next season, saying he had a couple of dunks that didn't make the cut.

Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points.

Curry was second with 24 and the Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield rounded out the top three with 19 points. He finished with 26 of a possible 34 points in the final round, beating Curry by two.

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There were 10 players in the event, and seven were eliminated in the opening round.

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum won the Skills Challenge over Atlanta Hawks Trae Young by banking in a running three pointer from mid-court.

"The previous two rounds, the guy was ahead of me", Tatum said.

I would say it was great. "Threw one up, and it went in", Tatum said. And in a weekend where the Curry family - Dell Curry is a former Charlotte star, Steph is a three-time National Basketball Association champion, Seth is in the league and mother Sonya beat them all by making an underhand half-court shot Friday - was celebrated, the trophy finish didn't happen.

Tatum knocked off Mike Conley and Nikola Jokic en route to the title. Young sprinted ahead of Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic and banged in a victor off the glass before Doncic's first attempt clanged off the rim.

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