The Three-Point Contest on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, promises to be an exciting event. With a league more and more focused on outside shooting, the competition should be intense and the field is stacked with notable sharpshooters.
There will be plenty of festivites on All-Star Saturday with the Skills Competition and Slam Dunk Contest. The actually shootout should begin at about 9:30 p.m. ET. Eight contestants will be vying for the award.
Below are all the details for the contest:
Stephen Curry - The Golden State Warriors guard, and one half of the “Splash Brothers,” has made 39.9 percent of his 3-pointers and 161 total deep-balls in 2015. He might be the most feared in-game shooter in the NBA.
Klay Thompson - The other half of the Warriors Splash Bros duo is making 44 percent of 3s on the year.
Kyle Korver - The Atlanta Hawks forward might be having one of the best shooting seasons ever. He is shooting a ridiculous 52.3 percent from behind the arc and has made 161 three-balls.
J.J. Redick - The Duke product and Los Angeles Clippers guard is making his 3-point contest debut and has a career 39.6 percent average from behind the arc.
Wesley Matthews - The Portland Trail Blazer is shooting 39.8 percent from deep and isn’t afraid to let it fly, attempting 405 from behind the arc before the All-Star Break. His career high attempts for a season is 511, a number he should eclipse in 2015.
James Harden - The MVP candidate and Houston Rocket go-to guy has made 38.3 percent of his three-point attempts this season. He’s averaging 27.4 points this year and knows how to fill up the basket.
Kyrie Irving - The Cleveland Cavaliers star is a streaky shooter who won the event in 2013. He’s made 41.4 percent of his three-point shots so far this season, which would be a career best if maintained it for the rest of year.
Marco Belinelli - The defending three-point contest champ is shooting 38.1 percent from behind the arc for the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.
Start time: 9:30 p.m. ET (All-Star Saturday coverage beings at 8 p.m. ET)
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: All-Star Saturday Night is streaming at TNT Overtime
Broadcast team: The usual TNT suspects will be around all Saturday night, including: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal.