NBA fans across the country were treated to a show on Sunday with Stephen Curry winning the 3-Point Contest on the very last shot.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, there’s nothing quite as fun or entertaining like NBA All-Star Weekend. Thankfully, fans have been able to see the best stars in the NBA do their thing on Sunday, including the 3-Point Contest.
Moments ago, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was able to win the contest in thrilling fashion, drilling his last shot on the final rack to beat out Mike Conley 28-27 in the final round.
Stephen Curry won the NBA 3-Point Contest on the very last shot
Curry was nothing short of sensational in the opening round, scoring a record-high score of 31 and making 21 of his 27 shots. The previous highs were 28 points and 20-of-25 shots, set by Devin Booker back in 2018 (though, to be fair, the extra two Mountain Dew spots had not been included yet). Seriously though, when Curry catches fire, he is on another planet when it comes to firing up the rock and seeing it hit the bottom of the cotton.
In the final round, Curry was able to capture the title after scoring a 28 in what was truly an absolute thriller. After Conley scored a 27 in the final round, it all came down to the final rack for Curry.
He was at 26, with his last shot left — the money ball. As you might have been able to guess, with ice in his veins, Curry drilled his attempt and was able to reach 28 to break Conley’s heart. This is the second 3-Point Contest title for Curry, as he also won it back in 2015.
Jayson Tatum was the third participant in the final round, though he finished with 17 points after a first-round score of 25. Jaylen Brown (17 points) Zach LaVine (22) and Donovan Mitchell (22) were eliminated in the first round.