Kemba Walker, Irving and Gordon each advanced to the finals, and the latter two put up a score of 20 points to force an extra session.
In the end, it was Gordon who came through with a final score of 21 to earn the win:
McCollum and the Blazers Snapped Postseason Losing Streak for "Jennifer"
Stars Invest in Plant-Based Food as Vegetarianism Sweeps NBA
The NBA Got Some Wild Techs This Season
Jarrett Allen Is One of the NBA’s Hottest Rim Protectors
Wade's Jersey Swaps Created Epic Moments This Season
Westbrook Makes History While Honoring Nipsey Hussle
Devin Booker Makes History with Scoring Tear
29 Years Ago, Jordan Dropped Career-High 69 Points
Bosh Is Getting His Jersey Raised to the Rafters in Miami
Steph Returns to Houston for 1st Time Since His Moon Landing Troll
Lou Williams Is Coming for a Repeat of Sixth Man of the Year
Pat Beverley Has the Clippers Stealing the LA Shine
LeBron Keeps Shredding NBA Record Books
Young's Hot Streak Is Heating Up the ROY Race with Luka
LeBron and 2 Chainz Form a Superteam to Release a New Album
Wade's #OneLastDance Dominated February
Warriors Fans Go Wild After Unforgettable Moments with Steph
Eight Years Ago, the Nuggets Traded Melo to the Knicks
Two Years Ago, the Kings Shipped Boogie to the Pelicans
ASG Will Be Competitive Again If the NBA Raises the Stakes
Here are the full results from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans:
|Three-Point Contest Results|
|Eric Gordon||Houston Rockets||25||20||21|
|Kyrie Irving||Cleveland Cavaliers||20||20||18|
|Kemba Walker||Charlotte Hornets||19||17||-|
|Nick Young||Los Angeles Lakers||18||-||-|
|Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||18||-||-|
|Wesley Matthews||Dallas Mavericks||11||-||-|
|C.J. McCollum||Portland Trail Blazers||10||-||-|
|Kyle Lowry||Toronto Raptors||9||-||-|
There were some major surprises in the first round, with Wesley Matthews, C.J. McCollum and Kyle Lowry all struggling immensely.
Even defending champion Klay Thompson couldn't make it out of the first round after finishing with just 18 points. Moke Hamilton of Basketball Insiders mocked the performance:
Gordon stole the show early, courtesy of Turner Sports:
Walker struggled in the finals, but Irving and Gordon matched each other with 20 points. Gordon had a chance to win in regulation but went just 1-of-5 on the final rack.
This led to overtime, with the two finalists going one more time through in 60 seconds.
Irving put up a respectable score of 18, but it wasn't enough as Gordon came through with a 21, including making four out of five in his money ball rack.
Many on Twitter were quick to jump on Irving for his recent "Earth is flat" comments:
Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated and Michael Lee of The Vertical took a more serious look at the highs and lows of Gordon's career:
This is a memorable moment for a player in the midst of an outstanding season.
Rockets teammate James Harden enjoyed the show:
"It's all about gettin' hot," Gordon said after the win, per Turner Sports.
The guard added, "It was just my night to tonight," per John Reid of NOLA.com.
This doesn't seem like a lot of confidence from a player who just beat out some of the top shooters in the NBA, but the award is something no one can take away from him.