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NBA All-Star 2013: Three-Point Contest Preview

Feb 22, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Steve Novak (16) gestures after scoring a basket during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The third event in the lineup for All-Star Saturday is the Three-Point Contest. This will be the 27th year that sharpshooters have competed for the honor of being crowned best three-point shooter. Last year’s event was won by the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love, who is absent this year.

The Three-Point contest is pretty straight forward, as described by here,

“Five shooting stations will be set up around the three-point line, with four Official Spalding NBA game balls worth one point each and one Spalding NBA All-Star 2013 commemorative red, white and blue “money ball” worth two points at each location. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many balls as he can.”

The Participants:

Paul George – Indiana Pacers

Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers

Steve Novak – New York Knicks

Ryan Anderson – New Orleans Hornets

Matt Bonner – San Antonio Spurs

Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors


This is a loaded field this year, with Novak, Curry, and Bonner, three of the top 5 three-point shooters by percentage in the league. With all the talent, multiple guys are capable of winning, but my pick tonight is the Knicks’ Steve Novak. The three-point contest is all about shooting standing still, and that is Novak’s forte.

Topics: NBA All-Star 2013

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