Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis managed a surprise at the NBA Skills Challenge on Sunday, but there were no such surprises at the 3-Point Contest.
Warriors guard Steph Curry raced to victory in the sniper battle, scoring 28 points in the final round after a 31-point mark in the first round. The 2021 3s contest was packed with quality shooters (including runners-up Mike Conley and Jayson Tatum), but were there ever any questions about who would take home the hardware in Atlanta? Curry is considered the best shooter in NBA history for a reason.
Conley put up a good fight as he battled Curry for the three-point crown. The first All-Star recorded a first round of 28 points and finished the final with 27 solid points. But Conley’s impressive score wasn’t enough to keep up with Curry when he came out in the clutch on the final shelf.
Curry took home his second 3-point Contest title Sunday night after winning the event in 2015. He could look to become the third player in NBA history to win the event three times in 2022, potentially joining. Craig Hodges and Larry Bird.