TORONTO (KMSP) - Say what you want about the Timberwolves' dismal record, NBA All-Star festivities were great for the franchise, and they swept the competition.
Zach LaVine took home the Rising Stars Challenge MVP award.
Karl-Anthony Towns won the Skills Challenge.
Klay Thompson won the 3-point Challenge but there weren’t any Wolves in that contest and he's really good.
LaVine was last year’s Slam Dunk Contest champion. Defying gravity, the contest came down to a multi-round dunk-off between LaVine and Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon, and LaVine took home the trophy.
@ZachLaVine You were amazing! My heart is full. Debbie Saunders— debbie saunders (@Debbiesaun) February 14, 2016
LAVINE GORDON 2016— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 14, 2016
The expressions when Lavine hit the dunk!!!! pic.twitter.com/peqMKP14mb— Danny (@recordsANDradio) February 14, 2016
KAT wins KAT wins KATwins...what a weekend for the Wolves pic.twitter.com/1rOBkn2ghl— chris wright (@wolvespresident) February 14, 2016
KAT said he was super nervous going into the challenge but remembered KG's advice. "Just breathe."— Kyle Ratke (@Kyle_Ratke) February 14, 2016
How you gonna sit down in the middle of a dunk? pic.twitter.com/8taPMx0RSt— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 14, 2016
Zach LaVine is a mutant who can fly.— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) February 14, 2016
Straight mutant. pic.twitter.com/hQaHjD2x6w