By Adrian Stewart Co
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry displayed his shooting touch to reclaim the NBA three-point crown after six years.
The two-time NBA MVP reigned supreme in the 2021 NBA All-Star Games Three-Point Shootout on Sunday night (Monday in the Philippines) at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Curry, a seven-time NBA All-Star, topped the preliminaries with 31 points, followed by Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley with 28 and Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum with 25.
In the finale round, Curry solidified his second NBA All-Star Three Point title with 28 points, including two connections from way downtown worth three points, to beat Conley and Tatum.
Meanwhile, Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis bagged the Taco Bell Skills Challenge crown after edging out Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic.
The Lithuanian-American Sabonis earned a bye in the semifinals round after defeating New York Knicks forward Julius Randle in the preliminary round.
Vucevic, on the other hand, first defeated Portland Trailblazers’ Robert Covington in the preliminaries before edging out Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul in the semis.
Trail Blazers’ Anfernee Simons emerged as the Slam Dunk King after defeating New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin by voter’s choice, 3-2, in the finals.
Simons became the first-ever Trail Blazer to rule the NBA Slam Dunk tilt with his finale dunk of attempting to kiss the ring before throwing a one-hander.
In the preliminary, Simons paid tribute to Tracy McGrady’s 360-degree dunk from 2000, while his other dunk was when he grabbed the ball from 12 feet up to dunk it./ASC, WDJ