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 halfcourt.