ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets competes during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge part of 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend at Amway Center on February 25, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Deron Williams missed four 15-footers in the final round of the NBA Skills Competition which killed his chances of winning a second championship, but he got farther than Anthony Morrow in the Three Point Shootout. Morrow finished last in a field of six with only 14 made three's.
Tony Parker won the skills competition and Kevin Love won the shootout. Afterwards, D-Will told Andy Vasquez, "I'm a little upset right now. It's a 15 foot jumper, I can hit that all day. ... It only takes one thing." As planned, Morrow wore Drazen Petrovic's #3 to honor the Nets Hall of Famer. "Came up a little short, but thankful for the opportunity!!" Morrow tweeted. "I’m competitive so I’m a little upset but overall had fun honoring Drazen!!"
- D-Will finishes third in Skills Competition - AP
- Morrow pays tribute to Petrovic in shootout - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Stern hypes NYC rivalry - Fred Kerber & Marc Berman - New York Post
Anthony Morrow pays tribute to Drazen Petrovic at Three-Point Contest - Eric Freeman - Ball Don't Lie