HOUSTON (AP) — El novato Terrence Ross, de los Raptors de Toronto, superó el sábado al campeón defensor Jeremy Evans para imponerse en la competencia de clavadas como parte del fin de semana del Juego de Estrellas de la NBA.

El espigado Ross saltó sobre un muchacho recoge-pelotas, agitó el balón entre las piernas y embocó la pelota con una mano para llevarse la Victoria. Poco antes, Ross vistió una camiseta de Vince Carter, recibió cerca del tablero un balón bombeado que le envió su compañero universitario Terrence Jones, giró en el aire y entonces clavó el balón en el aro también a una mano.

Evans saltó sobre una pintura con un retrato suyo y bronco sobre el alero Dahntay Jones, de los Mavericks de Dallas, para concreter una clavada en su ronda final.

Ross consiguió el 58% de la votación de los aficionados en la ronda decisiva. La primera etapa fue calificada por Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Dikembe Mutombo, Rudy Tomjanovich y Yao Ming.

Kenneth Faried, James White, el campeón de las clavadas en 2007 Gerald Green y Eric Bledsoe también compitieron, mientras Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul y Dwyane Wade estuvieron entre los participantes que jugaran el Juego de Estrellas del domingo.

Momentos antes, el base Kyrie Irving, de Cleveland, venció a Matt Bonner, de San Antonio, para llevarse el concurso de tripless.

Irving, que el domingo jugará por primera vez en el Juego de Estrellas, empezó encestando siete de siete en la ronda final y acumuló 23 puntos —dos menos que el récord que comparten Craig Hodges y Jason Kapono. Bonner consiguió 20 puntos en la última ronda.

Los jugadores tuvieron un minuto para embocar 25 tiros de larga distancia desde cinco posiciones diferentes alrededor de la media luna. Bonner logró la anotación más alta entre los seis participantes en la primera ronda (19). Irving sumó 18 puntos en la ronda inicial.

Previamente, el novato de Portland, Damian Lillard, ganó la competencia de habilidad mientras que el trío formado por Chris Bosh, Swin Cash y Dominique Wilkins se impusieron en la prueba "Shooting Stars" entre grupos integrados por un jugador de la NBA, un basquetbolista legendario y una participante de la liga profesional femenil de Estados Unidos.

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  • Kobe Bryant

    West Team's Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against the East Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • NE-YO

    NE-YO performs before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Blake Griffin

    West Team's Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks against the East Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • LeBron James, Dwight Howard

    East Team's LeBron James of the Miami Heat, left, is guarded by West Team's Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan

    West Team's Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs (21) shoots over East Team's Carmelo Anthony (7) of the New York Knicks, during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)

  • Russell Westbrook

    West Team's Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates against the East Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Kyrie Irving

    East Team members from left, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Kyrie Irving laugh as they watch the monitor during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Tyson Chandler, Russell Westbrook

    West Team's Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots over East Team's Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Joakim Noah

    East Team's Joakim Noah from France, of the Chicago Bulls celebrates against the West Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Joakim Noah

    East Team's Joakim Noah from France, of the Chicago Bulls dunks, during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)

  • Blake Griffin

    West Team's Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers goes hop for a shot during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

  • Kevin Durant

    West Team's Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

  • Blake Griffin

    West Team's Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against East Team's Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

  • LeBron James, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kobe Bryant

    East Team's LeBron James of the Miami Heat, drives against West Team's LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, right, during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • West Team's David Lee of the Golden State Warriors defended by East Team's Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh

    West Team's LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers and East Team's Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat look for the loose ball during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)

  • Dwyane Wade

    East Team's Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Blake Griffin

    West Team's Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a basket during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade

    From left, West Team's Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, East Team's Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade laugh during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

    East Team's LeBron James of the Miami Heat is defended by West Team's Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • West Team's Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and East Team's LeBron James of the Miamia Heat laugh during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Kobe Bryant

    West Team's Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the East Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Chris Bosh, Kevin Durant

    West Team's Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks over East Team's Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Kevin Hart, left, Shaquille O'Neal

    Kevin Hart, left, laughs with Shaquille O'Neal during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Joakim Noah, LeBron James

    East Team's Joakim Noah from France, of the Chicago Bulls, left, is congratulated by teammates including LeBron James of the Miami Heat during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game against the West Team Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Joakim Noah, LaMarcus Aldridge

    East Team's Joakim Noah from France, of the Chicago Bulls, left, is fouled by West Team's LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers crash the boards during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)

  • Gregg Popovich

    West coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to his team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Jay Z and Beyonce

    Jay Z, left, and Beyonce talk to another court-side spectator during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph

    East Team's Joakim Noah from France, of the Chicago Bulls and West Team's Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies battle for a rebound during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Russell Westbrook

    West Team's Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against the East Team during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Terrence Ross

    Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors holds up the trophy after winning at the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Kenneth Faried

    Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets makes an attemp at the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • James White

    James White of the New York Knicks makes an attempt at the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Gerald Green

    Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers makes an attempt at the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Gerald Green

    Players watch on the sideline as Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers makes an attempt at the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Jeremy Evans

    Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz makes a successful attempt at the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, left, joins Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat watch a replay at the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Gerald Green

    Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers competes in the dunk contest during NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • James White

    James White of the New York Knicks makes an attempt in the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Rudy Tomjanovich, Dikembe Mutombo, Yao Ming,

    Former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich, left, and players Dikembe Mutombo and Yao Ming, right, confer as they judge the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • James White

    James White of the New York Knicks is flanked by "flight attendants" during the dunk contest at NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Gerald Green

    Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers competes in the dunk contest during NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Jeremy Evans, Mark Eaton

    Former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton hands the ball to Jazz's Jeremy Evans during the dunk contest at NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Terrence Ross

    Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up during the dunk contest at NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Terrence Ross

    Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up at the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night basketball in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots during the 3-point contest during NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Matt Bonner

    Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs shoots during the 3-point contest during NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Ryan Anderson, Stephen Curry

    Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets, left and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors watch the 3-point contest during NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

  • Phillip Phillips

    Phillip Phillips performs during NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)