- Curry confidently predicted that he would win the shootout later that day.
- Bucks PG Damian Lillard won the overall 3-point contest on the final shot.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry triumphed when he and New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu faced off in their head-to-head 3-point competition during Saturday’s NBA All-Star Game.
Ionescu was the first to shoot during the historic matchup and finished her round with 26 points after a strong start in Indianapolis.
Curry responded with a score of 29 to win the contest after hitting some clutch shots on his last attempt. His prize was a custom 3-point championship belt.
“I think a night like this shows a lot of young girls and guys: if you can shoot, you can shoot,” Ionescu said after the competition. ‘It doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a boy. I think it’s just the heart you have and wanting to be the best you can be that matters.’
He also stated that “hopefully, this won’t be the last time we do this.”
Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu faced each other in a historic face-to-face three-point duel
Curry defeated Ionescu by three points and took home the custom 3-point championship belt.
Ionescu originally challenged Curry last year after she won the WNBA 3-point competition.
So far this season, Curry has averaged 28 points, 4.4 rebounds and five assists for the Warriors, whose record is currently 27-26.
Last season in the WNBA, Ionescu averaged 17 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists for the Liberty.
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