On This Date: Knicks win Shooting Stars Competition during All Star Weekend

February 25th 2012: Team New York (Allan Houston, Landry Fields, Cappie Pondexter) win the Haier Shooting Stars Competition

As part of the 2012 NBA All Star festivities, the Knicks had a team – Allan Houston, Landry Fields, and New York Liberty player Cappie Pondexter – represented in the Haier Shooting Stars competition (“Team New York”).

The competition consisted of the players making four shots in sequential order in different locations of increased difficulty. The first three shots typically featured a simple bank shot, a shot on the top of the key, and a three point shot. Each player in the team was responsible for making one of the three shots. The final shot was a halfcourt shot in which every player on the team is given the opportunity to make the basket.

The final round consisted of the Knicks squad and the Houston Rockets squad that included Chandler Parsons, Kenny Smith, and Sophia Young of the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars (“Team Texas”). The Rockets took 47.6 seconds to complete the final round. The Knicks reached the half-court shot within 22 seconds. After multiple attempts, Allan Houston finally hit the half-court shot with 37 seconds remaining to win the contest for Team New York.

The Haier Shooting Stars competition lasted until 2016 when the NBA officially retired it from All Star weekend. Fields also participated in the 2012 Rising Stars competition during All Star weekend.

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