2003 NBA ALL STAR 3-POINT SHOOT-OUT CONTEST ATLANTA
- Winner: Peja Stojakovic (SAC)
- Repeating the 2002 contest, Peja Stojakovic won again in the tiebreaker against Wesley Person, in a exciting contest with very high scores.
- In the first round, Pat Garrity, David Wesley and Antoine Walker, who had a lot of troubles to shoot all the balls because of his slow pace, were eliminated. He almost made a negative record, but he got 5 of 7 points in the last seconds.
- Wesley Person didn’t shoot well, but he made the minimum (14 points) to enter in the final round.
- More effective were Stojakovic and Brent Barry, both with 19 points.
- In the final, Person began slow but finished on fire with 20 points. Stojakovic’s answer was great, reaching the 20 points barrier, but he missed his last 2 shots.
- Brent Barry only made 17 points, and he’ll have to wait until another edition to become the first player to win the slam dunk and the shootout contest.
- This edition, the tie-break had a complete minute instead of 30 seconds. Stojakovic shot first, but his series was a chaos (13 points). He shot while a buzzer started to work, some balls almost hit him on the face … so the judges decided to cancel this attempt.
- Person was the first to shoot now, and he only made 16 points. Theoretically, Peja had to be very tired at this moment of the contest, but he kept surprising people scoring 22 points (Maximum score in a final tied with Craig Hodges) in order to get his second contest.
|Players||Final||Best Streak||3-Color Ball|
|Peja Stojakovic||20 *||4||3|
|Wesley Person||20 *||7||3|
|1st Round||Best Streak||3-Color Ball|
|* Tiebreaker: Stojakovic 22 (best streak 5 and 4 3-Color Ball) – Person 16 (4 and 1)|
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