Dominique Wilkins clinches Degree Shooting Stars with half-court dagger
POSTED: Feb 15, 2015 4:42 PM ET
2015 Degree Shooting Stars
Team Bosh wins it's third consecutive Shooting Stars Challenge.
BROOKLYN — Chris Bosh got his three-peat.
Bosh and his Miami Heat teammates came up short in their quest for a third straight NBA title last June, but Bosh, Swin Cash and Dominque Wilkins were successful in winning a third straight title in the Degree Shooting Stars competition at State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.
Team Bosh Championship Round
Team Bosh wins the Degree Shooting Stars for the third straight year.
Team Bosh defeated Team Westbrook -- Russell Westbrook, Anfernee Hardaway and Tamika Catchings -- in the final when, 57.6 seconds into their round, Wilkins knocked in his a the half-court shot. Team Westbrook failed to do that 26 attempts, giving them a max time of 1:30.
"About to pop a couple of bottles of champagne in the back there and mess up the locker room," Bosh said afterward. "Trash it real nice. Move on with the rest of our weekend."
Team Curry and Team Millsap were eliminated in the first round with times that would have won in the final. Team Curry -- Stephen Curry, Dell Curry and Sue Bird -- struggled on the second and third shots and finished with a time of 47.0 seconds. Team Millsap -- Paul Millsap, Scottie Pippen and Elena Delle Donne - had a good time out of the first three shots, but needed nine attempts at the half-court shot and finished last with a time of 51.4 seconds. Both Team Bosh (:30.8) and Team Westbrook (:35.2) got the half-court shot within their first three attempts in the first round.
-- John Schuhmann
• WINNER - Team Bosh: Chris Bosh (Mia); Dominique Wilkins (Legend); Swin Cash (New York Liberty)
• Team Curry: Stephen Curry (GS); Dell Curry (Legend); Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
• Team Millsap: Paul Millsap (Atl); Scottie Pippen (Legend); Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)
• Team Westbrook: Russell Westbrook (OKC); Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway (Legend); Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)
2014 (Team Bosh) - Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Dominique Wilkins (NBA legend), Swin Cash (WNBA's Chicago Sky)
2013 (Team Bosh)- Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Dominique Wilkins (NBA legend), Swin Cash (WNBA's Chicago Sky)
2008 (New Orleans) - David Robinson (San Antonio legend), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Becky Hammon (San Antonio Silver Stars)
2007 (Las Vegas) - Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Pistons legend), Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Swin Cash (Detroit Shock)
2006 (Houston) - Steve Kerr (San Antonio Spurs legend), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Kendra Wecker (San Antonio Silver Stars)
2005 (Denver) - Dan Majerle (Phoenix Suns legend), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
2004 (Los Angeles) - Magic Johnson (L.A. Lakers legend), Derek Fisher (L.A. Lakers), Lisa Leslie (L.A. Sparks)