Morrow to honor Petrovic in contest

After Anthony Morrow was acquired by the Nets before last season, the 3-point specialist walked into the team's practice facility and saw retired Nets jerseys in the rafters.

After Anthony Morrow was acquired by the Nets before last season, the 3-point specialist walked into the team's practice facility and saw retired Nets jerseys in the rafters.

His eyes settled on the No. 3 of Drazen Petrovic.

"I instantly thought, 'If I get chosen, I'm going to wear his jersey,'" Morrow said of the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend.

He added, "It was something I always thought about in the back of my mind. I didn't make it last year, and this year, I did, so I said I would take advantage of it if I had the opportunity."

Petrovic was killed in a car crash.

Morrow will honor the late Nets shooting guard in the shootout Saturday, where many — including himself — see him as the most likely victor.

"It's an honor to be the favorite," Morrow said, noting the three keys to the contest as "not getting tired, shooting my normal shot and not rushing my shot."

And when he releases every shot, he has one thought: "I'm making the shot. That's it. I'm making every shot."

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