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NBA All-Star weekend: Atlanta wins NBA Shooting Stars competition

February 19, 2011 |  6:16 pm


Team Atlanta, with Hawks star Al Horford, former NBA player Steve Smith and WNBA player Coco Miller easily won the Shooting Stars competition at Staples Center on Saturday.

The competition involved hitting shots from all over the court against the clock. Atlanta beat the Chicago team of the Bulls forward Taj Gibson, retired Bull Steve Kerr and WNBA player Cathrine Kraayveld, in the final round of a four-team event.

The  L.A. team of Lakers' All-Star Pau Gasol, former Laker Rick Fox and L.A. Stars player Tina Thompson were eliminated in the first round.

It was the opening  event that also includes the three-point shooting and slam dunk contests.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Team Atlanta members (from left) Al Horford, Coco Miller and Steve Smith hoist the Shooting Stars trophy after defeating Chicago on Saturday at Staples Center. Credit: Gary Hershorn / Reuters