Sacramento Kings Guard Buddy Hields Wins All-Star Three-Point Contest
CHICAGO, Ill. – Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest.
Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round.
Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range.
Buddy Hield hits 4 out of 5 money balls on his final rack, including the dramatic final shot to WIN the #MtnDew3pt contest with a score of 27! #NBAAllStar #SacramentoProud #StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/8lfhZz8NWo
— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020
Washington’s Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him.
Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago’s Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round.
Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs.
There were also two green balls worth three points set up six feet behind the 3-point line.