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NBA All-Star 2019: Devin Booker Dikepung Dua Curry

NEW YORK – SportsChannelIndonesia – Juara bertahan Devin Booker akan mempertahankan gelar kontes 3pts di All-Star 2019. Booker mendapatkan perlawanan dari Stephen Curry dan Seth Curry. Duel seru itu akan menjadi laga menarik 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest di at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Booker akan ditantang juga Danny Green (Raptors), Joe Harris (Nets), Buddy Hield (Kings), Damian Lillard (Portland), Khris Middleton (Bucks), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), dan Kemba Walker (Hornets).

Berikut profil 10 kontestan tembakan 3 angka:
* 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. eko widodo

Sumber: nba.com; the Score; Bleacher Report

Author: Eko Widodo

Pernah bekerja di Tabloid BOLA selama lebih dari 20 tahun. Berpengalaman dalam dunia jurnalistik olahraga dan liputan olahraga internasional ke lima benua selama lebih dari 20 tahun. Memilik gelar akademik STP dalam bidang Teknologi Pertanian; MM dalam Manajemen Pemasaran; dan Ph.D. dalam bidang pendidikan olahraga.

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Pernah bekerja di Tabloid BOLA selama lebih dari 20 tahun. Berpengalaman dalam dunia jurnalistik olahraga dan liputan olahraga internasional ke lima benua selama lebih dari 20 tahun. Memilik gelar akademik STP dalam bidang Teknologi Pertanian; MM dalam Manajemen Pemasaran; dan Ph.D. dalam bidang pendidikan olahraga.

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