Team Bosh knocks off Karl Malone's team for Shooting Stars title
Gerald Herbert, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — Perhaps they need rename the term “stretch four” when referring to Chris Bosh.
Bosh took his shooting range to a different level in leading his team to a Shooting Stars title Saturday at Smoothie King Arena. It was the second straight time he, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash won the event at All-Star Weekend.
Bosh made two halfcourt shots to seal the victory.
“I keep asking coach to let me shoot that shot in the game,” Bosh said. “He won’t let me do it yet but I think that (Saturday) will give him confidence if he was watching.”
Team Bosh defeated a team comprised of Karl Malone, Kevin Durant and Skylar Diggins. Bosh capped the final round with his second shot from midcourt, finishing in a time of 31.4 seconds. Each team must make a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and halfcourt shot.
“Straight luck,” Bosh said. “Throw it up and you pray. And I did a quick prayer and they both went in. So, if it wasn’t for Dominique missing two easy ones on purpose. I knew what he was trying to do. He was trying to get us in the zone and it worked.”
Team Bosh is already planning to defend their title again at next year’s All-Star Game in New York.
“I feel like (comedian) Kevin Hart,” Cash said. “We need to go for a three-peat. New York, NBA what’s up? Are you going to come back? All right. There you go.”
- Guard Elijah Bryant announces he is...
- Utah makes top 7 for 4-star offensive line...
- Cougars say they have learned lessons in wake...
- Morning links: Devontae Booker to be Utah's...
- Dick Harmon: Big 12 expansion talk (ahem,...
- Utah Utes football: Ranking the best players...
- Whittingham dishes on stadium expansion,...
- Rock On: Jazz hire a film classic (sort of)
- Phil Steele gives tempered assessment... 76
- Morning links: Utah is on the rise in... 74
- Cougars say they have learned lessons... 64
- Utah makes top 7 for 4-star offensive... 44
- BYU looking for another defensive... 33
- Morning links: Tom Hackett is the Utes'... 31
- Utah Utes backup quarterback Donovan... 29
- Morning links: Devontae Booker to be... 18