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.”
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