In a competition filled with incredible shooters, it is still no surprise to Brooklyn fans that Joe Harris walked away as the victor.
The 33rd Three-Point contest took place in Charlotte on Saturday night. The competition expanded to 10 participants this year as reigning champion Devin Booker attempted to defend his title against stars such as Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, and Kemba Walker.
List of Participants
• Devin Booker, Suns
• Seth Curry, Trail Blazers
• Stephen Curry, Warriors
• Danny Green, Raptors
• Joe Harris, Nets
• Buddy Hield, Kings
• Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
• Khris Middleton, Bucks
• Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
• Kemba Walker, Hornets
Joe Harris has shot 47.1 percent from the three-point line this season on 5.2 attempts per game. This campaign has been his most accurate even while shooting the highest volume of his career. While it was Joey Bucket’s first All-Star weekend, he did not shrink in the spotlight.
Beef-Jerky Joe was the first to shoot in the first round. He started off shaky but finished hot, hitting all five of shots from the money-ball rack for a final score of 25 in the first round. That was just high enough of a score for Lumber Joe to make the final three behind 26 points from Buddy Hield and 27 points from Stephen Curry.
Harris also was the first to shoot in the final round, putting up an even better performance as he once again hit all five of his money-ball rack shots to score 26 points. Buddy Hield followed and scored 17.
Stephen Curry was the final shooter and put up 24 points.
It was a tight race, but Joe Harris walked away as the Three-Point Contest champion with 51 combined points, beating all challengers.