2014 NBA ALL STAR 3-POINT SHOOT-OUT CONTEST NEW ORLEANS
- Winner: Marco Belinelli (SA)
- The contest saved the best for the end: with the new rules (4 additional money balls) players can score 34 points instead of 30, but the results of the first round were very weak.
- Marco Belinelli’s 19 points on the final seemed enough, but Bradley Beal scored a perfect last rack (first on the night) to tie Belinelli effort.
- On the tiebreaker Belinelli made the best round of the night to win the contest.
- Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is back again to defend last year’s 3 Point Shootout Contest title.
- The competition in New Orleans will be really hard: 4 NBA All-Star players and 3 of the best NBA shooters (Kyle Korver declined the NBA invitation).
- Nobody since Jason Kapono (2007–2008) has won the contest in two consecutive editions.
- There are four players from East conference and another four from West conference. The competitors with the highest score from each conference after the first round will compete head-to-head on the final.
- There’s a new rule for the contest. Every rack has the usual 4 orange balls worth 1 point plus one three-color (money ball) worth 2 points. The change is that each player will be able to pick a ‘money ball rack’, wherever he feels more comfortable, to shot 5 money ball from there.
- Stats through Feb. 6
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