2019 Mtn Dew 3-Point Contest
2019 Mtn Dew 3-Point Contest

Defending champion Devin Booker, former champions Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Content

2019 All-Stars Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton and Kemba Walker in Expanded 10-Player Field

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Feb 5, 2019 8:11 PM ET

 

Brothers Seth and Stephen Curry headline the 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.

NEW YORK -- Defending champion Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns and former champions Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks will participate in the 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
The 33rd 3-Point Contest, with first-time title partner MTN DEW, is part of State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, which also features the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge and AT&T Slam Dunk.  All-Star Saturday Night will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States at 8 p.m. ET.  NBA All-Star 2019 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages on their televisions, computers, mobile phones and tablets.
 
Expanding to 10 players this year, the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest field includes 2019 NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets as well as Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers, Danny Green of the Toronto Raptors, Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings.
 
The two-round competition features:

  • Two winners of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award and the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award (Stephen Curry and Nowitzki)
  • Five 2019 NBA All-Stars (Stephen Curry, Lillard, Middleton, Nowitzki and Walker)
  • The two players who have made the most three-pointers in an NBA Finals series (No. 1 Stephen Curry and No. 2 Green) 
  • Four of the current top five in three-point field goal percentage this season (Seth Curry, Stephen Curry, Harris and Hield)
  • Three of the current top five in three-pointers made this season (Stephen Curry, Hield and Walker).

Here is a closer look at the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest participants:
 
Devin Booker, Suns
(3rd appearance)
In addition to winning last year’s 3-Point Contest with a record 28-point final round, Booker reached the final round of the 2016 event as a rookie.  On Jan. 24, the 22-year-old guard became the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to score 5,000 career points. 
 
Seth Curry, Trail Blazers
(1st appearance)
In his first season with Portland, the younger Curry brother is shooting an NBA-high 48.5 percent from three-point range.  Seth, who attended Charlotte Christian School and finished his college career at Duke, was an NBA G League All-Star in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
 
Stephen Curry, Warriors
(6th appearance)
An NBA All-Star Game starter for the sixth consecutive year, the two-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player ranks third on the all-time list for three-pointers made (2,344).  With 215 three-pointers this season, he has become the first player in NBA history to make at least 200 threes in seven straight seasons.  Stephen starred at Charlotte Christian School and Davidson College near Charlotte. 
 
Danny Green, Raptors
(1st appearance)
Green, who is shooting 42.0 percent from three-point range this season, shares the record for most three-pointers made without a miss in an NBA Finals game (five).  He played four years at the University of North Carolina and won a national championship in the 2008-09 season.
 
Joe Harris, Nets
(1st appearance)
A full-time NBA starter for the first time in his five seasons, Harris ranks fourth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (45.3) while averaging a career-high 13.3 points.
 
Buddy Hield, Kings
(1st appearance)
The Bahamian guard ranks third in the NBA in three-point field percentage (45.9) and fourth in three-pointers made (183) while averaging a career-high 20.4 points in his third season.
 
Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
(2nd appearance)
Lillard has made a three-pointer in 60 consecutive regular-season games, the longest active streak in the NBA.  An NBA All-Star for the fourth time, Lillard set a Portland team record with 10 three-pointers against the Orlando Magic on Nov. 28.  
 
Khris Middleton, Bucks
(2nd appearance)
The first-time NBA All-Star is averaging a career-high 2.3 three-pointers made per game.  He is the first player to play in the NBA G League before becoming an NBA All-Star.
 
Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
(6th appearance)
This marks the first 3-Point Contest appearance in 11 years for Nowitzki, who made his event debut in 2000 and was crowned champion in 2006.  He ranks 11th on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers made list (1,935).  Playing his record-tying 21st NBA season, Nowitzki was selected by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to play in the 2019 All-Star Game as a special roster addition.
 
Kemba Walker, Hornets
(2nd appearance)
Walker has made the fifth-most three-pointers in the NBA this season (165).  The Hornets’ franchise leader in points and three-pointers made has been selected to his third All-Star Game in a row and named a starter for the first time.

2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest Rules

The MTN DEW 3-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition.  Five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc.  Four racks contain four NBA regulation balls (each worth one point) and one multicolored “money” ball (worth two points).  The fifth rack is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five locations.  Every ball on this rack is worth two points.
 
The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can.  The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.  The player with the highest score in the championship round is the winner.  Click here for a complete explanation of the rules.

Below is the roster for the 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest and a list of previous winners.

2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest Participants
PlayerTeamPos.Media RankHt.Wt.3PM3PA3P%
Devin BookerPhoenix SunsG     16-6210  88  27232.4
Seth CurryPortland Trail BlazersG     26-2185  65  13448.5
Stephen CurryGolden State WarriorsG     46-3190  215  47745.1
Danny GreenToronto RaptorsG-F     36-6215  118  28142.0
Joe HarrisBrooklyn NetsG-F     66-6218  115  25445.3
Buddy HieldSacramento KingsG     56-4214  183  39945.9
Damian LillardPortland Trail BlazersG     86-3195  145  39037.2
Khris MiddletonMilwaukee BucksF     86-8222  116  30538.0
Dirk NowitzkiDallas MavericksF     87-0245  17  5729.8
Kemba WalkerCharlotte HornetsG86-1184  165  46035.9

Stats through games of Feb. 4

MTN DEW 3-Point Contest Winners

  • 1986 – Larry Bird, Boston
  • 1987 – Larry Bird, Boston
  • 1988 – Larry Bird, Boston
  • 1989 – Dale Ellis, Seattle
  • 1990 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
  • 1991 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
  • 1992 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
  • 1993 – Mark Price, Cleveland
  • 1994 – Mark Price, Cleveland
  • 1995 – Glen Rice, Miami
  • 1996 – Tim Legler, Washington
  • 1997 – Steve Kerr, Chicago
  • 1998 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah             
  • 2000 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah             
  • 2001 – Ray Allen, Milwaukee
  • 2002 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
  • 2003 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
  • 2004 – Voshon Lenard, Denver
  • 2005 – Quentin Richardson, Phoenix
  • 2006 – Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
  • 2007 – Jason Kapono, Miami
  • 2008 – Jason Kapono, Toronto
  • 2009 – Daequan Cook, Miami
  • 2010 – Paul Pierce, Boston
  • 2011 – James Jones, Miami
  • 2012 – Kevin Love, Minnesota
  • 2013 – Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
  • 2014 – Marco Belinelli, San Antonio
  • 2015 – Stephen Curry, Golden State
  • 2016 – Klay Thompson, Golden State
  • 2017 – Eric Gordon, Houston
  • 2018 – Devin Booker, Phoenix

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