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Team Bosh takes home Sears Shooting Stars title

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POSTED: Feb 16, 2014 12:20 AM ET


Chris Bosh (right), Swin Cash (center) and Dominique Wilkins successfully defended their 2013 title.

> Winner -- Team East: Chris Bosh (Miami), Dominique Wilkins (Legend) and Swin Cash (Chicago Sky)
> Team Bosh wins with 31.4 seconds in Championship Round
> Team East's win resulted in a $100,000 donation to the American Heart Association & U.S. Fund for UNICEF

NEW ORLEANS -- The snarky media guy couldn't resist.

"Chris," he asked Chris Bosh of the Heat after a second consecutive win in the Sears Shooting Stars competition, this time Saturday night at Smoothie King Center, "which back-to-back was harder and more satisfying?'

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This is Bosh's new Big Three that strings championships together, an All-Star Saturday dynasty after the 2013 victory in Houston with Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash of the WNBA's Chicago Sky followed by the repeat in New Orleans.

"Good question," Bosh said, playing along. "Today's back-to-back was extremely difficult. They were both hard. It's tough dealing with expectations, but that's what champions do. We just find a way."

Team Bosh defeated the trio of Tim Hardaway Sr., Tim Hardaway Jr. and Elena Delle Donne in the first round while Kevin Durant, Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins got past Stephen Curry, Dell Curry and Becky Hammon.

Team Durant opened the final round with a time of 43.6, but Bosh came through to clinch the winner with a dagger to walk off with the victory.

Now, it remains to be seen if one of Bosh's Shooting Stars teammates declares free agency and leaves before the next All-Star weekend.

-- Scott Howard-Cooper,

Recent Event History

Bosh, Cash, Nique win Sears Shooting Stars
Chris Bosh, WNBA star Swin Cash and NBA legend Dominque Wilkins won the 2013 Sears Shooting Stars championschip. Team Bosh defeated Team Westbrook in the finals.

Team Bosh clocked a mediocre 1:29 in the final round, capped off by a Dominque Wilkins half-court shot. But Team Westbrook was unable to answer with a heave of their own, giving Team Bosh the win and securing 10 team points for the Eastern Conference.

Team New York wins Haier Shooting Stars competition
Usually, the Shooting Stars competition at All-Star Saturday Night comes down to the half-court shot. But things were different this year, as Team New York won its first Shooting Stars title with an efficient performance through the first five shots.

And by the way, Allan Houston, who hasn't played an NBA game in over seven years, can still stroke it. Houston hit the half-court shot in both rounds for New York, which recorded the two best times of the competition, 38.7 seconds in the first round and 37.3 in the final.

Atlanta knocks off Texas in sharp-shooting competition
The Shooting Stars competition at All-Star Saturday Night always seems to come down to the half-court shot. And perhaps the real winner this year was the law of averages.

Defending champion Team Texas had the competition's best first-round time, 31.8 seconds, because TNT analyst and former Rocket Kenny Smith hit the team's first half-court shot. But in the final round, Texas didn't hit any of its 18 attempts from half-court before the 1:20 time limit was reached.

That gave Team Atlanta, which had a final-round time of 1:10 while making the half-court shot on its 18th attempt, its first Shooting Stars title in the 10-year history of the competition.

Behind Nowitzki, Team Texas takes home title
Four years later, Dirk Nowitzki finally got his championship on the court at American Airlines Center.

Nowitzki joined Becky Hammon of the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars and former Houston Rockets star Kenny Smith to lead Team Texas to victory in the Shooting Stars competition on All-Star Saturday Night. The win came four years after his Dallas Mavericks lost the 2006 NBA Finals to the Miami Heat on the same floor.

Detroit team rolls in Phoenix
The team from Phoenix was almost perfect in the eighth annual Shooting Stars competition at All-Star Saturday Night. But almost doesn't count, and Team Detroit came away with its second win in the last three years.

The home team, Phoenix, hit its first five shots and made it to halfcourt in just 14 seconds, but the halfcourt heave was the team's undoing. The three shooters from Phoenix -- Leandro Barbosa, Dan Majerle and Tangela Smith -- needed more than 20 attempts there before Majerle finally sank one. By that time, Team Detroit was celebrating its victory.

Team San Antonio rules
Tim Duncan and David Robinson are no strangers to winning with one another, so, with the help of San Antonio Silver Stars sharpshooter Becky Hammon, it's no wonder they won yet another crown. After an impressive run in the first round, Team San Antonio took care of business in the Shooting Stars challenge in New Orleans against Team Chicago, as Duncan drained a half-court shot to give the Texas threesome a time of 35.8 seconds.

Team Detroit takes over Vegas
Team Detroit won the Shooting Stars challenge in Las Vegas by default as Team Chicago took its shots out of order in the final round. The team of Bill Laimbeer, Chauncey Billups and Swin Cash had the second-best first-round time by finishing the six-shot course in 1:06 and then needed just 50.5 seconds to complete its final-round run.

Chicago had the best first-round time (48.9 seconds), followed by Detroit, defending champion San Antonio (1:32) and Los Angeles (2:00).

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Shooting Stars Year-By-Year Winners

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)

2012 (New York)
Allan Houston (New York legend), Landry Fields (New York Knicks), Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty)

2011 (Atlanta)
Steve Smith (Texas legend), Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks), Coco Miller (Atlanta Dream)

2010 (Dallas)
Kenny Smith (Texas legend), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Becky Hammon (San Antonio Silver Stars)

2009 (Phoenix)
Bill Laimbeer (Detroit legend), Arron Afflalo (Detroit Pistons), Katie Smith (Detroit Shock)

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)