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Heat's James Jones wins three-point contest

All-stars7_510 The Miami Heat's James Jones out-shot better known stars to win the three-point contest at Staples Center on Saturday night.

Jones, who was the first one to shoot in the final round, scored 20 points.

Paul Pierce, the defending champion, finished with 18 points and Celtic teammate Ray Allen had 15 points in the final round.

Each player had one minute to shoot up to 25 three-point shots from five different points on the court.; most shots are worth one point; the last ball in each rack is worth two. The three players with the most points advanced to the final round.

Last year's scoring champion Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City had a poor shooting night, missing 20 of his 25 shots, and was eliminated in the first round, as were the Warriors' Dorell Wright and Cavaliers' Daniel Gibson.

Pierce and Allen were intermittently booed by Lakers fans in the crowd.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Heat forward James Jones takes aim during the three-point shooting contest on Saturday evening at Staples Center. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

 
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