Sharp-shooter Curry wins three-point contest

Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:59pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made 13 shots in a row near the end and finished with a record 27 points in a terrific perimeter display to win the three-point shootout in New York on Saturday.

Ten days after hitting 10 three-pointers and scoring 51 points against the Dallas Mavericks, Curry was just as brilliant in his fourth appearance in the event, part of the NBA All-Star weekend.

His total eclipsed the previous record of 25 set by Jason Kapono in 2008.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was placed a distant second on 17 points, with Curry's teammate, Klay Thompson, third with 14 points.

The slam dunk contest winner was Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine.

(Editing by Andrew Both)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates during the 2015 NBA All Star Three Point Contest competition at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports