By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
HOUSTON - Kyrie Irving was featured in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday night, a skill he's not known much for in the league despite shooting 42% from beyond the arc. The men he was going up against were known for this and probably viewed as favorites for the event, namely San Antonio Spurs' Matt "Red Mamba" Bonner and New York Knicks' Steve Novak. These two reserves don't get many minutes compared to other players, but they're known for doing one thing very well and this served them as favorites for the event.
It seems Irving had a chip on his shoulder entering it. He viewed himself as an underdog against the rest of the field.
"I feel like I was a dark horse in this competition. I just want to go out and prove a point that I was one of the premier shooters out here with all these guys. Steve Novak and Matt Bonner, I never thought I'd beat those guys."
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