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2012 NBA Shooting Stars Competition: Preview And Participants

Team Orlando looks to win the Haier Shooting Starts Competition at 8:30 p.m. today at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Haier Shooting Stars contest features one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and one TNT on-air talent/NBA legend on each team.

Representing Team Orlando will be the Magic's Jameer Nelson, Florida native and three-time WNBA All-Star Marie Ferdinand-Harris, and former Magic sharp shooter Dennis Scott. They will face off against representatives from Team Atlanta, Team New York, and Team Texas. Team Atlanta will attempt to become the first repeat Haier Shooting Stars champion.

Team Atlanta participants include the Atlanta Hawks' Jerry Stackhouse, Lindsey Harding of the reigning WNBA Eastern Conference champion Atlanta Dream; and NBA TV analyst and former Hawk Steve Smith.

Team New York is comprised of the New York Knicks' Landry Fields, the New York Liberty's Cappie Pondexter, a four-time WNBA All-Star and one of the league's top scorers; and former Knicks great Allan Houston.

Team Texas is represented by the Houston Rockets' Chandler Parsons, the San Antonio Silver Stars' Sophia Young, and TNT analyst former Houston Rocket Kenny Smith.

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