NBA Dunk Contest 2013: Time, TV schedule, participants and more

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA's best high-flyers will take the stage on Saturday night. Here's what you need to know about this year's Slam Dunk Contest.

Jeremy Evans will be back to defend his title at the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest in Houston, Texas. After defeating Chase Budinger in last year's final, Evans will see if he can become the first back-to-back dunk champion since Jason Richardson back in 2003.

This year's competition will take the form of East vs. West. The highest scoring competitor from each side will advance to the finals for a shot at the title. Fans can place their votes via text messages, Twitter, the NBA All-Star app, or at NBA.com.

Here's everything you need to know for this weekend's contest.

Time: Coverage start at 8:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 16.

Where to watch: TNT

Participants: Along with Evans, Eric Bledsoe from the Los Angeles Clippers and Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets will represent the Western Conference. Bledsoe is the shortest dunker featured, measuring at 6-foot-1. Don't be fooled, though, Bledsoe has plenty of ups. Faried, known as "Manimal", seems to make highlight reels with his dunks on nightly basis. We'll see if either dunker can top Evans.

From the Eastern Conference, Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers will be making his third appearance. Green won the title back in 2007. Terrance Ross of the Toronto Raptors and James White of the New York Knicks will challenge Green for a final spot. White may be an early favorite for his dunking prowess.

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