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NBA All Star 2019: Three Point Contest Recap

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The Raptors’ own Danny Green participated in the NBA All Star 2019 Three Point Shooting Contest. We take a look at how he did.

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Bigger game changer: Dunks, or threes?

Okay. I’m sorry you had to suffer through that one more time than necessary. The answer is dunks, obviously. But the NBA All Star Weekend 2019 Three Point Contest was still an event worth watching, especially with the Raptors’ golden child, Danny Green, taking a break from his budding media career to represent Toronto.

Pregame:

With both Curry brothers participating in the three point shootout, and the event taking place in their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, it would only be right to include Charlotte Hornets legend, (and former Raptor!) Dell Curry.

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The patriarch of the Curry family agreed to showcase his skills, but only on the condition that both Steph and Seth would donate one thousand dollars each per made shot to Classroom Central, a Charlotte charity that provides school supplies, free of cost, to children in need. His boys, of course, agreed, and with the aid of former teammates Glen Rice, Mark Price, and Ray Allen, were able to raise $12,000.00 on Dell’s 2 of 10 shooting, Glen’s 3 of 5 shooting, and Price’s 1 of 5. Allie LaForce of TNT announced that TNT would be rounding the donation up to $35,000.00, despite the evidence that the former greats’ wonder years were behind them.

The Contest:

By order of appearance:

Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets, 47.1% from 3 this season

Rack One: 2/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 3/5

Rack Four: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 5/5

Total: 25 points

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, 36.2% from 3 this season

Rack One: 1/5

Rack Two: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 3/5

Rack Four: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 3/5

Total: 15 points

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks, 37.8% from 3 this season

Rack One: 2/5

Rack Two: 1/5, including money ball

Rack Three (money ball rack): 2/5

Rack Four: 1/5

Rack Five: 2/5

Total: 9 points

Seth Curry, Portland Trail Blazers, 46.5% from 3 this season

Rack One: 2/5

Rack Two: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 3/5

Rack Four: 1/5

Rack Five (money ball rack): 3/5

Total: 16 points

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, 37.3% from 3 this season

Rack One: 3/5

Rack Two: 2/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 1/5

Rack Four: 4/5

Rack Five (money ball rack): 3/5

Total: 17 points

Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings, 44.9% from 3 this season

Rack One: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Four: 5/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 4/5

Total: 26 points

Danny Green, Toronto Raptors, 42.1% from 3 this season

Rack One: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Four: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 2/5

Total: 23 points

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 30.9% from 3 this season

Rack One: 2/5

Rack Two: 2/5, including money ball

Rack Three (money ball rack): 3/5

Rack Four: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Five: 1/5, including money ball

Total: 17 points

Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, 44.4% from 3 this season

Rack One: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 5/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 1/5

Rack Four: 5/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 5/5

Total: 27 points

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, 32.% from 3 this season (and reigning NBA All Star 3 Point Contest Champion)

Rack One: 1/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 2/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 2/5

Rack Four: 4/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 5/5

Total: 23 points

Khris Middleton may be an All Star for the first time this season, but that did not save him from the Kyle Lowry 2017 3 Point Contest fate. Like Kyle, Middleton finished with only 9 points, and was the first to be eliminated by Seth Curry, who would participate immediately after him. Despite having home court advantage, Kemba Walker would be bumped to the brink of displacement, also by Seth Curry, who finished with 16 points to Kemba’s 15.

Damian Lillard was the first of two players to start from the right hand side of the court, and would put the final nail in Kemba Walker’s 3 point coffin. His performance was followed by the only other right-starting shooter, sleeper agent Buddy Hield, who would remove the younger Curry from contention and beat Joe Harris’ round high of 25 points with 26 of his own.

Our favourite person on the planet (sorry, this isn’t up for discussion), Danny Green looked like he may have a chance at advancing to the final round when he finished his set with 23 points. But then we remembered who had yet to perform. Steph Curry. Curry finished with 27 points, eliminating Green from the contest, but never from our hearts, and advanced to the second round.

Round 2

Joe Harris

Rack One: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 5/5, including money ball

Rack Three: 4/5

Rack Four: 2/5

Rack Five (money ball rack): 5/5

Total: 26 points

Buddy Hield

Rack One: 2/5

Rack Two: 4/5

Rack Three: 2/5

Rack Four: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 4/5

Total: 19 points

Steph Curry

Rack One: 5/5, including money ball

Rack Two: 4/5

Rack Three: 2/5

Rack Four: 3/5, including money ball

Rack Five (money ball rack): 4/5

Total: 24 points

After Curry’s first round performance, it looked to viewers like he was a lock-in to win the contest yet again, even though his father had publicly bet that Seth would win “because Steph already has all the awards.” He meant well, of course, but this is probably how Jesus’ brother felt. It’s okay, Seth, I know the feeling.

However, Joe Harris, the first to compete, would finish with 26 points, just one more than his first round score, and would win the competition, and donate his trophy to the University of Charlotte as a gift for allowing him to practice at their facility.

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