CHICAGO (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the 2020 NBA 3-Point Contest.
Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round.READ MORE: El Dorado County Braces For Flooding After Caldor Fire
Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range.
Washington’s Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him.READ MORE: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Barred From Caring For Bears Until It Makes Changes To Enclosure
Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago’s Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round.
Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs.MORE NEWS: Kings Home Opener Brings Life To Downtown, Stresses Business
There were also two green balls worth three points set up six feet behind the 3-point line.