Who won the NBA Dunk Contest 2024? Final scores, results, highlights on winner from All-Star Weekend

Back-to-back! Better yet, Mac-to-Mac!

An eventful NBA All-Star Saturday Night concluded with the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. For a second consecutive year, Mac McClung emerged victorious with a show-stopping performance.

On a night when the stars shined bright and the basketball world was captivated by a first-of-its-kind LED court, McClung shined brightest, clearing the heads of multiple people while somehow meeting the expectations he set for himself in 2023.

In the final round, McClung edged out All-Star Jaylen Brown, who used the night to pay homage to several icons.

If you missed this year’s Dunk Contest, The Sporting News tracked live score updates, results and highlights from the final event of All-Star Saturday Night.

MORE: Watch the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend events live with Sling TV

NBA Dunk Contest scores

Player Dunk 1 Dunk 2 Round 1 Total Dunk 3 Dunk 4 Round 2 Total
Mac McClung 48.0 49.4 97.4 48.8 50 98.8
Jaylen Brown 48.8 47.6 96.4 48.6 49.2 97.8
Jaime Jaquez Jr. 47.4 46.8 94.2
Jacob Toppin 47.8 47.2 95.0

NBA Dunk Contest live updates, results, highlights from 2024 All-Star Weekend

(All times Eastern)

Finals

10:57 p.m.: Return of the Mac!

Mac McClung finishes off by clearing the head of Shaquille O’Neal, who this time is wearing McClung’s high school jersey. The dunk earns McClung the first and only perfect score of the night, resulting in a back-to-back victory.

10:52 p.m.: Jaylen Brown apparently sees the memes about his perceived inability to go left.

With a sparkly glove on his left hand, Brown finished over Donovan Mitchell with his left hand. The dunk was enough to earn a 49.2 to bring his final score to 97.8 in the Finals.

10:50 p.m.: Mac McClung jumps over not one but two people as he has one person on the shoulders of another.

McClung clears both and finishes the dunk to earn a 48.8.

10:48 p.m.: Jaylen Brown opens the Finals with an homage to the late Terrence Clarke.

Wearing Clarke’s Brewster Academy jersey, Brown earned a 48.6 after completing a 360 windmill.

Dunk 2

10:41 p.m.: Jaylen Brown enlists the help of teammate Jayson Tatum and streamer Kai Cenat for another dunk that pays homage.

Brown jumped over a seated Cenat and received a lob from Tatum, paying homage to a former Celtics No. 7 in Dee Brown with the blindfold-esque dunk.

Brown’s dunk was met with mixed reviews but it was enough to punch his ticket to the Finals.

10:38 p.m.: Mac McClung builds on his first round by bringing out a variation of a dunk from last year’s contest.

This time around, McClung gets a 49.4. He has clinched a spot in the Finals.

10:36 p.m.: We get a 360 between-the-legs dunk from Jacob Toppin, who earns a 47.2 for Dunk 2.

10:34 p.m.: Jaime Jaquez Jr. pays homage to his Mexican-American heritage, donning a jersey that reads “El Heat Cultura” after the LED floor displayed imagery highlighting other Mexican and Mexican-American players to have graced the NBA.

Jaquez gets a 46.8 for his second dunk to bring his score to 94.2 in the round.

Dunk 1

10:31 p.m.: Mac. McClung.

He’s somehow coming out of the gates stronger than he did in 2023, doing something that has never been done before. McClung’s dunk is a little difficult to explain. A highlight does it much better justice.

10:29 p.m.: The Atlanta native pays homage to an Atlanta legend.

Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown brings out an assistant wearing a full Dominique Wilkins uniform before doing one of The Human Highlight Film’s signature dunks.

Brown gets a 48.8 for his dunk.

10:26 p.m.: Wearing the same sneakers that his brother wore to win the Dunk Contest in 2022, Jacob Toppin clears Obi Toppin’s head while grabbing the ball from him to finish on the first attempt.

His dunk earns a 47.8.

10:24 p.m.: Up first: Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Donning the Heat Culture uniform, Jaquez called upon another Heat legend in Shaquille O’Neal. Jaquez impresses with his first dunk, jumping over O’Neal to earn a 47.4.

Pre-contest

10:15 p.m.: It’s almost showtime.

The Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Steph vs. Sabrina Challenge are now in our rearview, and the Slam Dunk Contest is set to begin. The dunkers have been introduced and they’re ready to take center stage.

7:30 p.m.: In an interview with Shams Charania, Mac McClung reiterates that he plans on doing dunks that he has never seen done before.

His performance from last year might be hard to top.

6:10 p.m.: What is it that you should expect from this year’s Dunk Contest field? The unexpected, apparently.

Both Mac McClung and Jacob Toppin have alluded to the fact that they will do things that have never been seen before during this year’s Dunk Contest. We’ll see just how well they do so.

MORE: Everything you need to know about NBA All-Star 2024

Who won the Steph vs. Sabrina Challenge?

Player Score
Stephen Curry 29
Sabrina Ionescu 26

Who won the NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest?

Player Round 1 (Tiebreaker) Finals
Damian Lillard 26 (16) 26
Trae Young 26 (15) 24
Karl-Anthony Towns 26 (16) 22
Tyrese Haliburton (Eliminated) 26 (12)
Lauri Markkanen (Eliminated) 25
Jalen Brunson (Eliminated) 24
Donovan Mitchell (Eliminated) 21
Malik Beasley (Eliminated) 20

Who won the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge?

Team Players Challenge Points
Team Pacers Tyrese Haliburton, Bennedict Mathurin, Myles Turner 200
Team All-Stars Scottie Barnes, Tyrese Maxey, Trae Young 200
Team Top Picks Paolo Banchero, Anthony Edwards, Victor Wembanyama

What time does the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest start?

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

The NBA Dunk Contest is the fourth and final event of All-Star Saturday Night, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. All-Star Saturday Night festivities will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest format

The NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest consists of two rounds, with five judges scoring dunks on a scale of six to 10. The highest score a dunk can receive is 50 while 30 is the lowest possible score.

Each of the four contestants gets two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks will advance to the finals. 

The two finalists each get two dunks in the final round. The dunker with the highest combined score for the two dunks will be named champion.

In the event of a tie in the final round, a one-dunk dunk-off will determine the champion. “Judges’ choice” will determine the outcome if there is a tie beyond the dunk-off.

NBA All-Star schedule 2024

Here is the schedule of events for NBA All-Star Weekend, which takes place from Feb. 16-18:

Friday, Feb. 16

  • 11:30 a.m. ET — NBA All-Star Rising Stars Practice
  • 7 p.m. ET — NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
  • 9 p.m. ET — NBA All-Star Rising Stars Game

Saturday, Feb. 17

  • 11 a.m. ET — NBA All-Star Practice
  • 2 p.m. ET — NBA HBCU Classic (Virginia Union vs. Winston-Salem State)
  • 8 p.m. ET — All-Star Saturday Night
    • Skills Challenge
    • 3-Point Contest
    • Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu 3-Point Contest
    • Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday, Feb. 18

  • 1:30 p.m. ET — NBA G League Next Up Game
  • 8 p.m. ET — NBA All-Star Game

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