Joe Harris overcame a star studded bracket in the NBA’s 3-Point Shootout, narrowly edging Stephen Curry in the final round.
The showdown was preceded by a wonderful moment where Dell Curry and his two sons Steph and Seth reflected on how cool it was to have All-Star weekend in their family backyard of Charlotte. The patriarch of the Curry family then participated in a charity shootout along with retired superstars Ray Allen, Glen Rice, and Mark Price.
After that, it was time for the new-age snipers to do battle.
Buddy Hield Joe Harris separated themselves from the pack early with 26 and 25 points respectively.
Joe Harris scores 25 in the 2019 3pt contest first round pic.twitter.com/VtN2XmeWe7— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) February 17, 2019
All that was left was to find out who would be the third man to advance to the final round with that duo. That’s when Steph Curry decided to go and raise the bar.
Stephen Curry makes his last 10 and scores 27 overall in the 2019 3pt contest pic.twitter.com/qgrAkNcD7O— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) February 17, 2019
His signature walk-away as the last money ball was in the air sent a wave of pure admiration throughout the arena. Unfortunately his brother Seth didn’t make the cut, only scoring 16, and being saddled with a pretty funny family bet.
Steph's not really going to make Seth make good on their bet and pay for every family ticket for the rest of their careers, right?— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 17, 2019
Harris came out firing again and tallied another ridiculous 26. Hield only scored 19, and the scene was set for Curry to steal the show at home.
Curry fell just short however, only knocking down 24. This allowed for Harris to become the year’s 3-Point Shootout winner, and it was well deserved. This youngster has a pure stroke and will be terrorizing these contests for years to come if he keeps coming back.