Gordon could be bitter about the results. “I don’t harbor any bad or negative feelings,” he said. He remains a fan of the event and is worried his experience – perfect scores, no trophy – may prevent others from participating. “I have some fears that I ruined the dunk contest, that people aren’t going to want to do it anymore,” Gordon said. “I hope that people see ‘Mr. 50’ and are inspired and continue to elevate that dunk contest because there are still dunks that haven’t been done. I’m not going to do them, but I hope somebody comes in and does them. It’s a great event. It’s beautiful for the game.”
April 17, 2021 | 7:49 pm EDT Update
Jovan Buha: Final: Lakers 127, Jazz 115 (OT) The Lakers improve to 35-22 and 17-12 at home. They’re 1.5 games back of Denver for the West’s No. 4 seed. Andre Drummond had 27 points. KCP and Dennis Schröder each had 25 points. Up next: vs. Utah on Monday.
April 17, 2021 | 7:42 pm EDT Update
Chris Grenham: Brad Stevens says Evan Fournier is out of quarantine. He saw him this morning and said Fournier seemed very happy, but he won’t return on Monday. “Still has a few days to go before he goes through his tests.”