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NBA NEWS - NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest

Stephen Curry, Warriors (6th appearance) in the NBA 3-Point Contest - (Keith Allison - photo)

 

 

 

Seth Curry, Trail Blazers (1st appearance) - NBA photo

 

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks makes his first 3-Point Contest appearance in 11 years - NBA photo

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Curry, Stephen Curry, Warriors (6th appearance) in the NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest. He will challenge his brother Seth of the Portland Trail Blazers. The younger Curry brother is shooting an NBA-high 48.5 percent from three-point range. - Defending champion Devin Booker, returns. Dirk Nowitzki makes his first 3-Point Contest appearance in 11 years - Expanding to 10 players this year, the 3-Point Contest field includes.... - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. USA

Friday, February 15, 2019

Defending champion Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns and former champions Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks will participate in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 33rd 3-Point Contest, with first-time title partner MTN DEW, is part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, which also features the Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk. All-Star Saturday Night will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States at 8 p.m. ET. NBA All-Star 2019 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages on their televisions, computers, mobile phones and tablets.

Expanding to 10 players this year, the 3-Point Contest field includes 2019 NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets as well as Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers, Danny Green of the Toronto Raptors, Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings.

The two-round competition features:

Two winners of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award (Stephen Curry and Nowitzki)

Five 2019 NBA All-Stars (Stephen Curry, Lillard, Middleton, Nowitzki and Walker)

The two players who have made the most three-pointers in an NBA Finals series (No. 1 Stephen Curry and No. 2 Green)

Four of the current top five in three-point field goal percentage this season (Seth Curry, Stephen Curry, Harris and Hield)

Three of the current top five in three-pointers made this season (Stephen Curry, Hield and Walker).

Here is a closer look at the 3-Point Contest participants:

Devin Booker, Suns (3rd appearance): In addition to winning last year’s 3-Point Contest with a record 28-point final round, Booker reached the final round of the 2016 event as a rookie. On Jan. 24, the 22-year-old guard became the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to score 5,000 career points.

Seth Curry, Trail Blazers (1st appearance): In his first season with Portland, the younger Curry brother is shooting an NBA-high 48.5 percent from three-point range. Seth, who attended Charlotte Christian School and finished his college career at Duke, was an NBA G League All-Star in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

Stephen Curry, Warriors (6th appearance): An NBA All-Star Game starter for the sixth consecutive year, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player ranks third on the all-time list for three-pointers made (2,344). With 215 three-pointers this season, he has become the first player in NBA history to make at least 200 threes in seven straight seasons. Stephen starred at Charlotte Christian School and Davidson College near Charlotte.

Danny Green, Raptors (1st appearance): Green, who is shooting 42.0 percent from three-point range this season, shares the record for most three-pointers made without a miss in an NBA Finals game (five). He played four years at the University of North Carolina and won a national championship in the 2008-09 season.

Joe Harris, Nets (1st appearance): A full-time NBA starter for the first time in his five seasons, Harris ranks fourth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (45.3) while averaging a career-high 13.3 points.

Buddy Hield, Kings (1st appearance): The Bahamian guard ranks third in the NBA in three-point field percentage (45.9) and fourth in three-pointers made (183) while averaging a career-high 20.4 points in his third season.

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers (2nd appearance): Lillard has made a three-pointer in 60 consecutive regular-season games, the longest active streak in the NBA. An NBA All-Star for the fourth time, Lillard set a Portland team record with 10 three-pointers against the Orlando Magic on Nov. 28.

Khris Middleton, Bucks (2nd appearance): The first-time NBA All-Star is averaging a career-high 2.3 three-pointers made per game. He is the first player to play in the NBA G League before becoming an NBA All-Star.

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks (6th appearance): This marks the first 3-Point Contest appearance in 11 years for Nowitzki, who made his event debut in 2000 and was crowned champion in 2006. He ranks 11th on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers made list (1,935). Playing his record-tying 21st NBA season, Nowitzki was selected by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to play in the 2019 All-Star Game as a special roster addition.

Kemba Walker, Hornets (2nd appearance): Walker has made the fifth-most three-pointers in the NBA this season (165). The Hornets’ franchise leader in points and three-pointers made has been selected to his third All-Star Game in a row and named a starter for the first time.

The 3-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition. Five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four NBA regulation balls (each worth one point) and one multicolored “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth rack is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points.

The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round. The player with the highest score in the championship round is the winner. Click here for a complete explanation of the rules.

Below is the roster for the 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest and a list of previous winners..


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

February 15, 1989 Golden State picked up 25 steals against San Antonio in a 133-96 win at the Oakland Coliseum. That tied the NBA record originally set by the Warriors on March 25, 1975, in a 139-122 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Seattle SuperSonics broke the tie when they tallied 27 steals against Toronto on January 15, 1997.

February 15, 2001 Mitch Richmond of the Washington Wizards became the 26th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points when he tallied 18 points in a 102-78 loss to San Antonio. Richmond achieved the milestone with a 16-foot jump shot in the second quarter.

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