The third time was the charm. Damian LillardOne of the most prolific 3-point shooters in NBA history and one we still enjoy playing, he had gone through the penance of being a great shooter and not winning the 3-point contest. And not once but twice. The myth of the Blazers achieved glory at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. He was the most consistent of the participants, nailing a 26 and another 26, to take home the winner’s trophy.
dress Weber State, the university where he studied. A nod to the state of Utah, in which he develops all the All-Star this year. In that Ogden school, a town close to the pavilion where he won the triples this Saturday, he was trained and wanted to please the fans of that region, which he considers his home despite the legacy he is leaving in Oregon .
None of his was the best round of all. That corresponded to Tyrese Haliburton, who in the first attempt reached 31. Beauty for the senses to see that shooting mechanics, hardly moving the trunk and catapulting the ball with only the wrist and arms too stretched. The shame for him was that she went down in the final. The Pacers player only scored 17 in his chance to win. In the final, Lillard was made a sandwich by Indiana, since another member of that team was the other candidate. Buddy Hield, triplist leader, was left with honey on his lips. 25 points for Dame’s 26. The one from the Trail Blazers took better advantage of his last cars, especially the final one, to achieve a brilliant comeback and uncover the jar of redemption.
The contest had level if we take it for the quality that demonstrate in the matches officers. In those eliminated in the first round, Jayson Tatum (Celtics) and Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) stood out, who tied at 20. Behind, Tyler Herro (Heat) with 16, Julius Randle (Knicks) with 13 or the disastrous participation of Kevin Huerter , guard of the Kings, who got only 8.