His last hurrah
Hornacek reigns again in NBA 3-point shootout
Posted: Sunday February 13, 2000 02:12 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jeff Hornacek still has his shooting touch.
The Utah Jazz guard, who's retiring after this season, fended off the challenge from the NBA's younger generation Saturday night to win the 3-point shootout at All-Star weekend for the second time in a row.
Hornacek, whose last-second shot won the 2-ball competition at the Oakland Coliseum Arena earlier, edged second-year pro Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas in the final round of the shootout.
Players put up as many shots as they can from five spots behind the 3-point line. Each basket counts for a point, with every fifth ball counting double.
Hornacek, seventh in the NBA with a 42-percent conversion rate from 3-point range, had a final-round score of 13 to 11 for Nowitzki, who advanced with a first-round high of 18 points.
Milwaukee's Ray Allen finished third with a final-round score of 10 after going for 16 points in the initial round. Hornacek had a first-round score of 17.
Philadelphia's Allen Iverson, the league's leading scorer last season and averaging a league-best 30.7 points this season, was eliminated in the first round with a score of 10 points.
Known for his flamboyant, slashing drives to the basket, Iverson showed he still needs work on his perimeter shooting, putting up a couple of air balls in the rapid-fire drill.