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Rondo Finishes 2nd in NBA HORSE Competition

Rajon Rondo (Image from ESPNBoston.com)

Rajon Rondo finished second in the NBA’s H-O-R-S-E competition, bowing down in the hour-long competition to defending champion Kevin Durant. Sacramento’s Omri Casspi finished third in the competition.

“I had a good time, I had a lot of fun,” said Rondo. “I came out and hit some shots, but KD beat me out.”

Initially, the competitors were taking ridiculous shots from behind the backboard and off the shot clock, but they began to run out of TV time when they continued to miss shot after shot.

As a result, Rondo and Durant were forced to exchange threes when TNT urged the two to finish up the game. Despite hitting only 12 three-pointers this season, Rondo was on fire from long distance, and may have equaled that total during the game of H-O-R-S-E. He wentvshot-for-shot with Durant at least eight times before eventually losing.

ESPNBoston.com’s Chris Forsberg has the breakdown of each shot taken by the competitors.

Also during All-Star Saturday, Paul Pierce won the 3-point shootout, and Nate Robinson won his third straight dunk contest.

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