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Kevin Love Wins Three-Point Contest On 2012 NBA All-Star Saturday

The Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love won the 2012 NBA Three-Point Contest on All-Star Saturday, beating two-time scoring champ Kevin Durant in a final round tiebreaker with 16 points. Durant scored 14 in defeat, and is now 0-2 in Three-Point Contests.

James Jones had a disastrous final round, hitting just one shot on the first rack and finishing with 10 points after scoring a scorching 22 in the first round.

Ryan Anderson, Mario Chalmers and Anthony Morrow were eliminated in the first round. Chalmers actually tied Love in the first round, but bricked most of his shots in the 10-shot tiebreaker. In the competition, Love ended up taking 85 shots in 30 minutes. Kobe Bryant is nodding in appreciation somewhere.

Next up is the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, which you can follow via SBNation.com's dedicated StoryStream, where we'll post videos, analysis and more. Love's teammate Derrick Williams is one of four contestants in the dunk contest.