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Report: Kevin Love to enter Three-Point Contest

Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:10 pm
Kevin Love says he will compete in the 3-point shootout. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver 

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was named to his second All-Star Game on Thursday. But, wait, there's more.

The Star-Tribune reports that Love said on Thursday that he will compete in the NBA's annual Three-Point Contest as well. The shooting contest is an annual staple of the league's All-Star Saturday festivities.

 "I think I got a good shot at anything I do," Love said, according to the paper. "I’m a pretty competitive guy." 

Miami Heat forward James Jones won the 2011 Three-Point Contest in Los Angeles, defeating Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, Celtics guard Ray Allen, Golden State Warriors forward Dorell Wright, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.

Love, 23, is averaging 25.0 points, 13.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 39.4 minutes per game this season.

He's shooting 37.8 percent from deep, while launching a career-high 4.6 threes per game.

Full rosters for the Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest and other All-Star Saturday events have not yet been announced. 
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