Houston, TX – New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, Team Bosh of the Eastern Conference defeated Team Durant of the Western Conference to win the Shooting Stars Challenge.
It was the second straight Shooting Stars title for Team Bosh, which also included NBA legend Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash of the WNBA's Chicago Sky. Bosh hit the winning halfcourt shot to finish the competition in 31.4 seconds.
"Straight luck. Throw it up and you pray. And I did a quick prayer, and they both went in," Bosh said of hitting two halfcourt attempts.
Kevin Durant of the Thunder, NBA legend Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock went first in the championship round and had a time of 43.6 seconds. Diggins hit the halfcourt shot to end the round, but Bosh's squad captured the competition and a $100,000 donation to the American Heart Association & U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
The stars competition is made up of NBA, WNBA and former NBA stars attempting to make baskets from different marked spots on the court.