Stephen Curry wins 2015 NBA 3-Point Contest

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The Footlocker 3-Point competition had a cast of sharp shooters, all with a different resumes as to why they think they are the best three-point shooter in the NBA.

Wesley Matthews, representing the Portland Trailblazers, got the advantage of going first. He ended up putting up a respectable score of 22, which was the number each shooter was chasing for the majority of the competition.

J.J. Redick, known for his time as a Duke Blue Devil sharpshooter, entered his first contest a little flat. Redick only scored 17 points in the first round, ending his night earlier than he would have wanted. Redick would have scored a few more points, but he kept stepping on the line, disqualifying some of his made shots. It would end up not mattering, as the score needed to advance was 23.

Kyle Korver entered the contest tonight with the best shooting percentage in the NBA. Korver has been putting up historic shooting numbers (51.5% FG, 53.6% 3-Point FG, 92.0% FT), which will be an NBA record if the season ended today. Korver's shooting ability did not translate to the 3-point contest as he was eliminated in the first round with just 18.

Former three-point competition champion, Marco Belinelli, ended up calling it an early night as well. Belinelli could not find the same rhythm as he did last year during the contest, ending with a score of just 18.

James Harden had the low score of the night with 15. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring this season, and luckily for Harden, there is more to his game than just shooting 3's.

Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, and Steph Curry advanced with scores of 24, 23, and 23, respectively.

Irving could not find his stroke, only putting up 17 points in the championship round. This left Curry and Thompson, the Splash Brothers from Golden State, licking their chops.

Curry would put on a terrific display in the final round scoring 27 points, at one point he knocked down 13 shots in a row. Curry would end up beating Klay Thompson, who only scored 14.

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BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trailblazers, J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavailers, Marco Belinelli #3 of the San Antonio Spurs, Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks, Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors , Klay Thompson #2 of the Golden State Warriors and James Harden #13 of the Houston RocketsTaco Bell Skills Challenge as part of the 2015 All-Star Weekend at The Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Klay Thompson #2 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Sneakers worn by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warrors gets ready to shoot the ball during the Footlocker Three-Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots the ball during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warrors talks with Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavalers during the Footlocker Three-Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots the ball during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Clevland Cavaliers shoots the ball during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference talks with Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference, James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and of the Western Conference and J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks competes during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks competes during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Marco Belinelli #3 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots during the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors raises his trophy after winning the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference celebrates after winning the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors poses for photos with his trophy after winning the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry #3 of the Golden State Warriors talks to the media following the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Otto Kittsinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors talks with the media after winning the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Otto Kittsinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors poses for a photo following the Foot Locker Three Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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