Joe Harris outguns Steph Curry to bag NBA 3-point shootout crown
MANILA, Philippines – Brooklyn's Joe Harris had himself a splash party in the 2019 NBA All-Star 3-point shootout, edging Golden State star Steph Curry to come away with the title.
Harris had a perfect money ball rack in both the first and championship rounds. The Brooklyn Nets guard set the bar high to start the competition, coming in first and scoring a whopping 25 points.
Fellow 3-point shootout newbie Buddy Hield passed Harris in the first round, scoring 26 points of his own. But it was the older Curry who led the way going into the championship round with 27 points from deep.
Come championship round, Harris was still on fire and hit another perfect money ball rack to improve on his first round score. He led the pack with 26. Hield scored 19 while Steph Curry almost forced a tie-break with 24 points.
Curry made his first nine attempts in the championship round.