It took an extra round, but Spurs’ sharpshooter Marco Belinelli was named Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout winner after beating Wizards’ guard Bradley Beal in a tie breaker.
In a dramatic contest, Marco Belinelli caught fire in the extra round, scoring 24 points to 17, to earn his first Three-Point Shootout trophy.
Belinelli advanced to the final round with a Western Conference-leading 19 points, despite air-balling two attempts in the round.
Bradley Beal who led all competitors with 21 points in the first round, brought some excitement to the event, hitting his final five shots in the second round to tie Belinelli at 19.
This set up a rare four-rack tiebreaker for the championship between the contest’s two best shooters – Belinelli shoots 44.8% on the season, while Beal converts at 43.0%.
However, the young Wizard could not keep up with the Spurs’ marksmen, who hit eight of his last 10 shots on his way to 24 points in the shortened round.
Belinelli’s win was the second victory for the West at All-Star Saturday after Damian Lillard and Trey Burke took out the Skills Challenge
Check out the results from each round below:
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves – 16
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers – 18
Marco Belinelli, San Antonio Spurs – 19
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – 16
Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets – 11
Arron Afflalo, Orlando Magic – 15
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards – 21
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers – 17
Marco Belinelli, San Antonio Spurs – 19 (24 in the tiebreaker)
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards – 19 (17 in the tiebreaker)