It was an exciting NBA 3-Point Shootout during NBA All-Star Saturday Night. The contest featured eight tremendous shooters, but only one could walk away the champion. In the end, x was the 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest winner.
Let’s take a look at the 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest results and highlights from All-Star Saturday night.
NBA 3-Point Contest Results and Highlights
The NBA 3-Point Contest features five racks around the arc, with four regular shots in each and a “moneyball,” which is worth two points. There is one rack of the player’s choosing that features all moneyballs. There are also two “DEW” spots in honor of the sponsor MTN DEW. These are long-range threes that are worth three points each.
All eight shooters participated in the first round of the 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest. The top three scorers from the round moved onto the final round. Here are the results from the first round in the order they went.
Desmond Bane: 18
CJ McCollum: 19
Luke Kennard: 28
Zach LaVine: 14
Patty Mills: 21
Karl-Anthony Towns: 22
Fred VanVleet: 16
Trae Young: 23
This meant that Luke Kennard, Trae Young and big man Karl-Anthony Towns moved onto the final round.
Karl-Anthony Towns: 29
Trae Young: 26
Luke Kennard: 26
Karl-Anthony Towns Wins 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest | NBA All-Star Weekend
Big men rejoice all over the world. In a contest with seven guards, it was the big man from the Minnesota Timberwolves that proved to be the best shooter tonight.
Not only that, but Towns also set the all-time record for most points in the final round (29). Of course, rules continue to chance to add more points to the contest, but he beat his friend Devin Booker’s previous record (28).
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