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Kyle Lowry to participate in All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout

It’s the third time the Raptors’ star has been in the contest. Maybe this time he’ll see a better result?

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Kyle Lowry, man of our heart, will participate once again in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Shootout. (I capitalized all those words because this is a serious event.) The NBA announced this last night as the Raptors were losing to the John Wall-less Wizards — I did not wake up angry.

This will be Lowry’s third straight appearance in the Shootout (and fourth in the All-Star Game itself). That’s cool news, except, well, Lowry’s performances in the contest have been, uh, mostly bad. He finished sixth out of seven people in 2016, and was dead last in 2017 while shooting with a screwed up wrist — I’m not still mad about this either, it’s funny to me actually.

Still, Lowry is fifth in the league in three-point attempts per game at 7.6, while making them at a 38.5 percent clip, which is good for eighth in the league in threes at 137 total.

This time out, Lowry will compete against the defending champion Eric Gordon, Wayne Ellington (what a year!), Bradley Beal, Klay Thompson, Paul George, Devin Booker, and Tobias Harris(???).

Good luck, Kyle!

(And please, if any part of your arm or wrist or limb is sore — feel free to sit this one out, thanks.)