Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated Kevin Durant in a sudden death shootout to capture the 2012 NBA Three-Point Shootout crown during the All-Star Saturday night festivities at the Amway Arena in Orlando. Love and Durant tied with scores of 16 after their initial shooting displays, causing them to go another round. In the shootout, Love managed to bury enough 3's to finish with a score of 17. Oklahoma City's Durant stumbled towards the end, managing a score of only 14 and allowing love to win this contest for the first time.
Defending contest winner James Jones of the Miami Heat failed in his attempt to win the contest in consecutive years, as he was uncharacteristically off the mark and scored only a total of 11 in the second round. Jones' performance was to the disappointment of his Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who were cheering him on with great enthusiasm from the crowd.
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