Dirk Nowitzki, Kenny Smith and Roneeka Hodges failed to win a second Shooting Stars competition during the 2011 All-Star Saturday night. Nowitzki and Smith won the contest for Team Texas last year when the weekend was hosted by Dallas, but despite a fast start the trio was unable to sink their half-court ball. Team Atlanta (Al Horford, Steve Smith and Coco Miller) won the contest, with Horford sinking the long ball at 1:10.
Nowitzki also won a three-point shooting competition in 2006. He will compete in tomorrow's NBA All-Star Game on TNT. It will be his tenth straight appearance on the West All-Star roster. He is currently 13th in the league in scoring, at 22.7 per game.