Klay Thompson burns nets, Curry on way to 3-point contest crown

Klay Thompson burns nets, Curry on way to 3-point contest crown

Klay Thompson burns nets, Curry on way to 3-point contest crown

Klay Thompson did what almost no other team has done this year.

He defeated Stephen Curry.

The 3-point championship competition has gone from “Brother splash” to another, as Thompson hit his teammate Golden State Warriors and defending champion with a stunning view at night All-Star Saturday. Thompson finished the final round with 27 points, four more than Curry managed as once again, the title came to the two handles of the Golden State.

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“We love to shoot the other,” Thompson said. “You know, I’ve never been on a team with someone who shoots better than me, so it’s a privilege to work with him every day. I do a lot better.”

Klay Thompson burns nets, Curry on way to 3-point contest crown

The Phoenix Suns Devin Booker was third, with 16 points in the final round. He defeated the Houston Rockets James Harden JJ Redick and Los Angeles Clippers out of the first round, and the Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry, Portland Trail Blazers CJ McCollum Khris Middleton and Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated early.

As probably many expected, it came down to Curry and Thompson.

Curry shot before Thompson in the final round, making his first seven shots and putting up 23 points – which, so far, was the best score of the night. Shooters has a point to 1 conventional March-pointer, two points using a multicolor “money ball.”

“At the end of the day, you have to make shots,” Curry said. “As in a game.”

Thus, the pressure was Thompson, and he delivered.

Here is the good that Thompson was in the final stage – I had two different runs of eight consecutive brands. Thompson was 19-for-25 in the final round, 18-for-25 in the first, and add it to 74 percent overnight.

Klay Thompson burns nets, Curry on way to 3-point contest crown

That’s what it took to win Curry, who set the record for a single season in the NBA with 286 3-pointers last season and is on pace to destroy that mark this season. It is already in 245, and the Warriors have 30 games remaining.

And really, the only title Curry probably really want to defend is the NBA championship anyway. He and Thompson have helped warriors get off to a 48-4 start this season, so the favorites to repeat as monarchs.

“Back-to-back years for siblings splash ‘,” Thompson said. “It’s great.”

Curry was the defending champion of the event. The current NBA MVP together the second longest streak in history pointers made 3-point contest with 13.

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