NBA adds H-O-R-S-E to All-Star lineup

Updated: February 9, 2009, 9:57 PM ET
Associated Press

H-O-R-S-E has galloped into the NBA's All-Star Weekend.

The popular shooting contest will be part of TNT's coverage of All-Star Saturday night, the network announced Tuesday. Three NBA players, who will be revealed later, will take part.

The competition will take place outdoors at the NBA's All-Star Block Party in Phoenix on Feb. 14. The dunk contest, 3-point shootout and skills challenge are later Saturday night, and the All-Star Game is Sunday.

If a player makes a shot in H-O-R-S-E, the next competitor must make the same shot or receive a letter. Players will have 24 seconds to execute their shots, and an NBA referee will rule if they're done properly. Dunking won't be allowed.

A player gets an 'H' for his first miss and is eliminated once he has all five letters of the word.


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