Afflalo scores 15, knocked out in 1st round of 3-point contest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — San Antonio’s Marco Belinelli won the 3-point contest at NBA All-Star Saturday night.
The Italian, who previously played for New Orleans, needed to win a tiebreaker round in the final to beat Bradley Beal.
The Washington All-Star had made his final six shots, including two "money balls" worth two points each, to tie Belinelli’s initial final-round score of 19.
Belinelli then racked up an event-high score of 24 for the win.
There were four shooters from each conference.
Belinelli had a score of 19 to win the West, beating Damian Lillard’s 18. Beal had a score of 21 to win the East, easily eclipsing defending champ Kyrie Irving’s total of 16. Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo had 15 in the first round.