Matt Bonner to Compete in Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

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  • NEW YORK -- First-time All-Stars Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers headline the field for the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Toyota Center in Houston as part of State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Rounding out the field are Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets, Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Steve Novak of the New York Knicks.

    Anderson is the lone returning three-point marksman from last year's event, won by the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love in a tiebreaker round over the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant. Love is currently on the injured list, recovering from a broken hand sustained on Jan. 3, and is unable to defend his title.

    For the first time, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will feature a new format that pits the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference in a night of competition that will raise money for charity. As part of the new format, points earned by each conference throughout the four All-Star Skills Competitions will determine the conference that earns the title of 2013 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night Champion.

    Three players representing the Western Conference and three players representing the Eastern Conference will compete in the two-round competition. The highest scoring East and highest scoring West competitors from the Team Round will advance to the Championship Round. (Complete rules for the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night attached).

    Five shooting stations will be set up around the three-point line, with four Official Spalding NBA game balls worth one point each and one Spalding NBA All-Star 2013 commemorative "money ball" worth two points at each location. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many balls as he can. The competitor with the lower individual score from the Team Round will go first in the Championship Round.

    State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will also feature the Taco Bell Skills Challenge; the Sears Shooting Stars; and the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17, will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in 215 countries and will be broadcast in 47 languages.

    Foot Locker, the title partner of the Three-Point Contest since 2004, is part of Foot Locker, Inc. a specialty athletic retailer that operates approximately 3,370 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, and CCS retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including footlocker.com, Eastbay, and CCS.com, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.

    Following is a list of the year-by-year winners and the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest roster:

    FOOT LOCKER THREE-POINT CONTEST YEAR-BY-YEAR WINNERS

    1986 - Larry Bird, Boston
    1987 - Larry Bird, Boston
    1988 - Larry Bird, Boston
    1989 - Dale Ellis, Seattle
    1990 - Craig Hodges, Chicago
    1991 - Craig Hodges, Chicago
    1992 - Craig Hodges, Chicago
    1993 - Mark Price, Cleveland
    1994 - Mark Price, Cleveland
    1995 - Glen Rice, Miami
    1996 - Tim Legler, Washington
    1997 - Steve Kerr, Chicago
    1998 - Jeff Hornacek, Utah
    2000 - Jeff Hornacek, Utah
    2001 - Ray Allen, Milwaukee
    2002 - Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
    2003 - Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
    2004 - Voshon Lenard, Denver
    2005 - Quentin Richardson, Phoenix
    2006 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
    2007 - Jason Kapono, Miami
    2008 - Jason Kapono, Toronto
    2009 - Daequan Cook, Miami
    2010 - Paul Pierce, Boston
    2011 -- James Jones, Miami
    2012 -- Kevin Love, Minnesota

    EASTERN CONFERENCE 2013 FOOT LOCKER

    THREE-POINT CONTEST PARTICIPANTS (stats to be updated following 2/6 games)

    Paul George, Indiana, 108 3s, 39 percent

    Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 78 3s, 43 percent

    Steve Novak, New York, 91 3s, 44 percent

    WESTERN CONFERENCE 2013 FOOT LOCKER

    THREE-POINT CONTEST PARTICIPANTS (stats to be updated following 2/6 games)

    Ryan Anderson, New Orleans, 147 3s, 37 percent

    Matt Bonner, San Antonio, 32 3s, 42 percent

    Stephen Curry, Golden State, 142 3s, 45 percent

    2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

     

    SIX COMPETITORS - Three players representing the Western Conference and three players representing the Eastern Conference will compete in the two-round competition.

     

    COMPETITION FORMAT

  • Five shooting stations are positioned around the three-point arc with each rack containing four orange and one multi-color “money” ball.

  • The orange balls are worth one point. The multi-colored “money” ball is worth two points.

  • From each rack, the multi-colored “money” ball can only be shot after the four orange balls are shot.

  • Players may not start on or over the three-point line while shooting.  A basket does not count if the line is violated.

  • INSTANT REPLAY – At the discretion of the referee, television instant replay may be consulted for clarification of rules compliance.

    TIME LIMIT

  • Each competitor has one minute (1:00) to shoot as many of the 25 balls as he can.

    TEAM ROUND

  • The three Western Conference players will compete first, followed by the three East players.

  • The West competitors will have their scores added together to get a TOTAL score.


  • The East competitors will have their scores added together to get a TOTAL score.

  • 40 POINTS will be awarded to the conference with the highest TOTAL score after the Team round.

  • The West competitor with the highest score advances to the Championship Round.

  • The East competitor with the highest score advances to the Championship Round.

    CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

  • The highest scoring West competitor and highest scoring East competitor from the Team Round will compete head-to-head to determine the competition champion.

  • The competitor with the lower individual score from the Team Round will go first in the Championship Round.

  • 10 POINTS will be awarded to the conference of the competition champion.

    TIEBREAKERS



  • TEAM ROUND – In the event both conferences achieve the same TOTAL score, the 40 points for the Team Round will be split evenly (20 points awarded to each conference).

  • To Advance from Team Round – In the event of a tie amongst conference players to determine the Championship Round participant, a 24-second tiebreaker will take place.  If necessary, this process will be repeated until the tie is broken.

  • To Determine Champion – In the event of a tie to determine the Champion, a full 60-second tiebreaker will take place. If necessary, this process will be repeated until the tie is broken.