Nowitzki, Texas win Shooting Stars competition

Hometown favorite Dirk Nowitzki hit a shot from halfcourt to cap

Team Texas’ victory in the Shooting Stars competition in the

opening event of Saturday night’s NBA All-Star festivities.

Texas, which also consisted of San Antonio Silver Stars player

Becky Hammon and former Houston guard Kenny Smith, beat Team Los

Angeles with a time of 34.3 in the finals. The Texas trio needed 13

shots to complete the final round.

Lakers All-Star Pau Gasol, former NBA player Brent Barry and

Marie Ferdinand-Harris of the Los Angeles Sparks came in second,

finishing the final round in 55.2 seconds.

Three-person teams have to hit a total of six shots from

different locations on the floor, culminating with a shot from