The NBA's All-Star Weekend this season will have one of the most anticipated 3-point shooting contests ever, headlined by Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, according to multiple reports Monday night.
Curry and Thompson, according to a Yahoo! Sports report, will be joined in the competition by Hawks guard Kyle Korver, Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews, Clippers guard J. J. Redick and a sixth and final participant to be identified.
Thompson had made 132 3-pointers through Monday's games to rank third in the NBA. Curry had made 122, ranking him fourth.
Matthews leads the league with 138, while Korver is second with 135. Redick is seventh with 113.
Korver leads the league in field-goal accuracy beyond the arc, shooting an astonishing 53.1 percent. Thompson ranks third in accuracy, at 45.8 percent, while Curry is 24th at 39.6.
Curry last week was voted as a starter for the Western Conference team – getting more votes than any other player – while Thompson likely will be added when the reserves are announced on Thursday.
Curry, making his third appearance in the contest, recently said he plans to participate every season until he wins it.
No Warriors player has won the contest, which was instituted in 1986. Former Warrior Marco Belinelli won it last season. Current Warriors coach Steve Kerr won in 1997.
The shootout is scheduled for Feb. 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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