Kevin Love wins 3-point shootout; Derrick Williams falls in dunks
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Kevin Love does most of his dirty work inside for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It turns out he has quite the outside shooting touch, too.
Love beat out Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant to win the 3-Point Shootout during the NBA's All-Star Saturday night festivities.
The former UCLA star was consistent throughout, but had to survive a tiebreaker in the first round and sweat out the last few shots from Durant to pull out the 17-14 victory in the final.
Love is in the middle for a breakout year for the Wolves, averaging 25 points and 9.9 rebounds a game. But he also has connected on 49 of 141 3-point attempts.
Later, Utah's Jeremy Evans won the Slam Dunk Contest over a field including Wolves forward Derrick Williams.
Evans, who got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert, earned 29 percent of 3 million text message votes cast by fans.
This was the first year that fans had total control of voting, a major tweak from past competitions.
Evans earned the win over Williams, Houston's Chase Budinger and Indiana's Paul George.
Evans dunked with a camera on his head, dunked two basketballs while jumping over a seated assistant and then donned a Karl Malone jersey while dunking over mailman-dressed comedian Kevin Hart.
-- The Associated Press