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A league wide attack on the rims delivers night of highlight reel dunks across the NBA

Dwight Howard and Derrick Jones Jr. announced their intention to take part in the slam dunk contest at next month's NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago, though the marquee event came early, with countless highlight reel dunk stealing the show on a huge night of games around the league.

Catch up on the best of the night, as we relive the moments that brought fans to their feet right across the league.


We are getting to the dunks, don't worry. And I know this doesn't qualify, but it was an incredible highlight in the midst of an incredible burst from Zion in his NBA debut.

On this night, we just needed to add some Zion.

The Fox is loose

De'Aaron Fox explodes to the rack.

LeBron at MSG

LeBron James returned to Madison Square Garden and wasted no time throwing down a trademark jam against the Knicks.

00 is back at it again

Former slam dunk champion, Aaron Gordon throws one down on Nerlens Noel

Beal x 2

Bradley Beal is having a monster season for the Wizards, and he added two big-time dunks in his 38-point night against Miami.

JJ bringing the Heat

James Johnson hasn't seen much floor time this season, but he throws one down on the Wizards with AUTHORITY.


Russell Westbrook continues his career-long assault on the rims with this ferocious throwdown against Denver.

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