There hasn’t been a repeat winner of the NBA Three-Point Contest in eight years, but the league’s best player could change that on Saturday night. Stephen Curry looks to defend his title against seven other contestants during All-Star Weekend 2016 in Toronto.
Curry won the shootout last year, winning the championship after falling short in his previous three attempts. He became just the second player to win the three-point contest and the MVP award in the same season, accomplishing what Larry Bird did in 1986 when the challenge was first introduced.
The Golden State Warriors star has set a record for three-pointers made at the All-Star break, and he’s all but guaranteed to set the mark for a season. His biggest competition in the contest might come from his teammate, Klay Thompson, who lost to Curry in last year’s final round. Thompson is back in the contest this weekend.
James Harden and J.J. Redick are also back in the contest after failing to get past the first round in 2015. Devin Booker, Kyle Lowry, and Khris Middletown will take part in the event for the first time.
C.J. McCollum was a late addition to the contest. The Portland Trail Blazers guard replaced Chris Bosh after the Miami Heat big man pulled out of the contest, as well as the All-Star Game, with a right calf injury. Al Horford replaces Bosh on the Eastern Conference Team.
The 2016 Three-Point Contest is the second of three competitions on NBA All-Star Saturday Night, which is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. Sandwiched in between the Skills Competition and the Slam Dunk Contest, the shootout will likely start around 9 p.m. ET. The contest started a little after 9:30 p.m. ET last year, but it followed two competitions instead of one.
Viewers can watch a free live stream of the contest online with tntdrama.com.