Joe Harris, who came into the weekend shooting a career-high 50.1 percent from 3-point land, shocked a capacity crowd in Steph Curry’s hometown by knocking down 26 points in the final round, beating Curry’s score of 24.
Joe Harris goes perfect on his money ball rack and wins the #MtnDew3PT contest with a final round score of 26! #NBAAllStar #WeGoHard #StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/xw7WABBHeW
— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2019
“Obviously it’s incredible,” Harris said.
“Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. Again, shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anybody to get it twisted at all. He’s come in and won this thing [in 2015] and lost. He’s participated a number of different times. So for me to come in my first time and to win obviously is quite a surreal experience.”
"It's just an honor to be here."
Joe Harris is your #MtnDew3PT champion! pic.twitter.com/wtuseCaDZO
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 17, 2019
Curry, who won the event in 2015, initially said this was “most likely” the final time he would participate in the event, but afterward said he didn’t know whether he would come back toward the end of his career.
Not sure it’s as taxing as a dunk contest, but clearly he knows winning is not automatic, and every L just puts a little dent in his 3 point shooting legacy.
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