The 2021 NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout went down in Atlanta, Georgia today, part of the All-Star Game festivities. Steph Curry, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Jayson Tatum participated in the event, with Curry coming out on top with a final-round score of 28.
Jaylen Brown opened up the proceedings with a disappointing 17, putting too much motion into his jump. But Jayson Tatum roared back, scoring 25. Zach LaVine struggled early but hit his middle racks to earn a 22. Mike Conley was up next and absolutely nailed his rhythm, posting a new high of 28. Donovan Mitchell tied up LaVine with 22, before the Master, Steph Curry, strode to the arc and posted a 31 to obliterate the field. That ended the first round.
Tatum blew his moneyball rack completely to post a 17 in the second round. Mike Conley more than made up for it by churning out a 27. Curry struggled at the opening of his effort, but he sank both deep balls for three each, accumulating 26 with just one shot remaining. It was the moneyball on the right-hand rack, which he hit. He finished with 28, edging Conley by one.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard bowed out of the contest to rest before the All-Star Game.