Posted Feb 25 2012 9:35PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Team New York had the touch from outside and won the Shooting Stars event to open the NBA's All-Star Saturday night festivities.
Former Knicks star Allan Houston nailed his third attempt at a half-court shot to give his team consisting of current Knicks guard Landry Fields and Cappie Pondexter of the WNBA's New York Liberty the victory.
The winner completed the shooting course in 37.3 seconds in the final round. It was better than the 47.6 posted by the Team Texas trio of former Houston Rockets star and TNT analyst Kenny Smith, current Rocket Chandler Parsons and Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars.
Team Orlando and Atlanta posted the slowest times of Round 1 and were eliminated.
|Paul's Circus Shot|
Chris Paul drives and shoots over three Spurs defenders for the tough bucket.
|Duncan Down the Lane|
Tim Duncan takes the feed from Patty Mills and finishes with the floater down the lane.
|Conley Will Miss Game 4|
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (facial injury) will return to Memphis, miss Monday's Game 4 in Portland.
|Cavs on Series Sweep|
David Blatt, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving talk postgame after the Cavaliers win Game 4 and sweep the Celtics.
|Celtics on Series Loss|
Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas and Jared Sullinger speak postgame after the Celtics lose the series to the Cavaliers.