The 3-point competition and dunk competition didn’t go as planned for Paul George and Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers.

Neither player advanced in their perspective competitions – Green in the dunk contest and George in the 3-point shootout – during the All-Star festivities on Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Green, who has had a disappointing first season with the Pacers, was considered one of the favorites heading into the competition after he won the event in 2007 and finished second in 2008.

Green, a Houston native, got some help from a familiar face on his first attempt.

Guard Lance Stephenson tossed the ball off the side of the backboard, where Green caught it and made a reverse dunk.

The judges, who were former members of the Houston Rockets, gave Green a perfect 50.

Green’s second dunk attempt didn’t go as smoothly as the first one. He used a ladder to cut down the net so that he could attempt a dunk with his right hand, grab the ball with his left hand and dunk it back in before landing.