The Miami Heat have not been able to beat the Boston Celtics this season, at all. But for one night, the Heat can rightfully claim that they are better 3-point shooters.
Miami Heat reserve swingman James Jones, whose one job is to stand at the corners and chuck threes, won the Footlocker 3-point shootout, beating Paul Pierce (18) and Ray Allen (15) by scoring 20 points.
Ray Allen, who recently shattered Reggie Miller’s NBA record of 3-pointers made, struggled in the final round, making only 5 after the first two racks. Not quite what we expected from him. From the look of his mom’s face (who the camera kept following), Mama Allen was also surprised.