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Stephen Curry Wins 2021 NBA 3 Point Contest: Scores, Highlights and Reaction

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 8, 2021

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates during the 3-point contest at basketball's NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry won the 3-Point Contest at Sunday's All-Star festivities because, well, duh. 

Of course he did. 

NBA on TNT @NBAonTNT

Steph always CLUTCH 🎯 He wins the 2021 #MtnDew3pt contest https://t.co/1bNMZGWFNT

Juan Toscano Anderson @juanonjuan10

Change the nets! I see you @StephenCurry30

Trae Young @TheTraeYoung

This 🎯 practice Steph🤣🤣 @StephenCurry30

Anthony Davis @AntDavis23

This man @StephenCurry30 is a cheat code bruh!!

andre @andre

Don’t do the contest anymore @StephenCurry30 ... make them give you an appearance fee just to mention your name...

Curry won with a final-round score of 28. Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley Jr. finished as the runner-up with a final-round score of 27, while Jayson Tatum finished third (17).   

It was Curry's second 3-Point Contest title.

Curry didn't wait to put on a show, dropping a massive 31 points in his first round.

NBA @NBA

MUST-SEE #NBAALLSTAR ACTION RIGHT NOW ON TNT! 🌟 Stephen Curry puts up a RECORD score of 31 to advance to the #MtnDew3PT finals on TNT! https://t.co/6ZW181i513

That alone had folks excited:

J.E. Skeets @jeskeets

Some of those Curry made threes weren’t hitting the MESH! 👀

Shea Serrano @SheaSerrano

STEPH CURRY PUT UP 30 LIKE IT WAS 10 I DON’T GET IT

Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow

How insane is it that I was surprised whenever Curry missed one?

Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jaylen Brown were eliminated after the opening round. 

While Tatum had a tough final round, Conley gave Curry something to think about with his impressive 27-point barrage. 

NBA on TNT @NBAonTNT

Conley puts up 27 in the final round 👀 #MtnDew3pt https://t.co/6I5kQrlLi4

But Curry, always the showman—always Mr. Clutch—still managed to beat him despite a slow start to his final round, missing his first four shots. He needed to sink his last two shots to earn the win, and sure enough, he hit both. 

Shea Serrano @SheaSerrano

nobody in the history of the planet has ever been better at shooting a basketball than steph curry keep your lies to yourself

He is, after all, the greatest shooter who has ever lived. It's no surprise he'd win the 3-Point Contest, even with a bit of drama mixed in.

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