James Jones of the Miami Heat advanced to the second round of the 2012 NBA Three-Point Shootout on All-Star Saturday night at the Amway Arena in Orlando. Jones, who won this competition last year, had the highest total of any players in the first round with 22 and at point hit seven consecutive shots. Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated Jones' teammate Mario Chalmers in a playoff to advance to the second round. They had both scored 18 points on their first go through, which led to a sudden death shoot off that Love won by a scoring 5 points to only 4 for Chalmers.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder got some redemption for his poor performance in last year, working his way to a score of 19 in the first round. Hometown favorite Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic fell short of advancing, scoring 17 points when he needed 18 to move on, while Anthony Morrow of the New Jersey Nets was eliminated with a score of 14.
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