Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson wins NBA 3-point shooting contest

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) stops the shot of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (KRON) – Golden State’s Klay Thompson won the NBA All Star Game 3 point contest. Steph Curry took second place.

“Splash Brothers” duo of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, along with Phoenix’s Devin Booker were the three finalists in the 3-point contest on All-Star Saturday night in Toronto.

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Thompson scored 27 points in the final round, making his last eight shots to beat Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker. Curry scored 23 points and Booker finished with 16 in the final round.460x (21)

Curry was the event’s defending champion.

Thompson made 19 of his 25 shots in the final round, and that even bettered his 18-for-25 showing in the first round. Combine them, and Thompson shot a staggering 74 percent — 37 for 50 — from long range over the course of the night.

 

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