Team Texas beats team L.A. in Shooting Stars Thriller

In one of the most dissapointing losses of the year, team Texas beats team Los Angeles.

Dirk hit a halfcourt shot to seal it at 34 seconds.

The home team from Texas includes the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, the team’s all-time leading scorer, who was selected to his ninth All-Star Game, which will be played Feb. 14, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington; 2009 WNBA All-Star and All-WNBA First Team member Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Silver Stars; and TNT analyst Kenny Smith, a two-time NBA champion with the Houston Rockets (1994, 1995).

Team Los Angeles, which won the inaugural All-Star Shooting Stars competition in 2004, is comprised of Pau Gasol, who will be making his third NBA All-Star Game appearance in 2010; Marie Ferdinand-Harris of the Los Angeles Sparks, who is a three-time WNBA All-Star; and NBA TV analyst Brent Barry, winner of the 1996 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest as a member of the Clippers.

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