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Heat's Chris Bosh to face a loaded field in the three-point contest

At 6-11, 235 pounds, Chris Bosh may not fit the old school discription of a lethal three-point shooter.

But he's become one in today's NBA and on Thursday he was selected among a field of eight to compete in the Three-Point Contest All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

Bosh, who ranks 47th in three-point percentage at 36.6 percent (that's seventh among the contestants), is at least three inches taller than the rest of the field which includes defending three-point champion Steph Curry (45.8 percent) of the Warriors and teammate Klay Thompson (43.4%), NBA three-point leader J.J. Redick of the Clippers (48.2 percent), Devin Booker of the Suns (41.%), Khris Middleton of the Bucks (41.2%), Kyle Lowry of the Raptors (38.8%) and James Harden of the Rockets (34.9%).

Bosh will become the seventh Heat player to take part in the event and will look to become the fifth Miami player to win it after James Jones (2011), Daequan Cook (2009), Jason Kapono (2007) and Glen Rice (1995). Miami, Boston (Larry Bird and Paul Pierce) and Chicago (Craig Hodges and Steve Kerr) have each had players combine to win the event four times, tied for the most among all NBA teams.

Bosh has connected on a team-high 78 three-pointers this season, marking the most for a single-season in his career. He shot 44.6 percent from three-point range in December, but cooled down in January (31.9%).

The Three-Point Shootout is a two-round, timed competition with five shooting locations positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks will contain four orange balls (each worth one point) and one multi-colored “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth rack is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five shooting locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points. The players will have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round. 




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