Thursday, February 14, 2008

Nowitzki shooting the 3 in New Orleans

Asked why he wasn’t part of the Three-Point Shootout last week, Dirk Nowitzki quipped: “I’m shooting 25 percent.” Well, it’s up to 29.5 percent and Nowitzki is back in.

He’s replacing Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (dislocated pinkie finger,right hand) in the Shootout to be held on NBA All-Star Saturday Night at New Orleans Arena.

Nowitzki is a former champ, having won the Shootout in 2006 in Houston. He’s competing for the fifth time, having also done it in 2000, 2001, and 2007.

Though he won’t be in the Shootout, Bryant is still teaming up with Nowitzki on the Western Conference squad for Sunday’s All-Star Game.

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