Afflalo scores 15, knocked out in 1st round of 3-point contest

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) shoots during the 2014 NBA All Star 3-point contest.

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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.