Stephen Curry won his first 3-point contest after making 13 consecutive shots in the finals.
Stephen Curry led the league in 3-point field goals the last two full seasons and entered the All-Star break tied for the lead in 3-point makes this year.
But after losing his first three appearances in the 3-point contest, Curry scored 27 points in the finals Saturday night on the way to winning the event for the first time.
Curry's 27 points are the most ever in any round of a 3-point shootout. However, this wasn't necessarily the best shooting performance in the event's history because this was the second year in which one rack was full of money balls that are worth two points (on every other rack only the last ball is a money ball), so previous contestants have scored a greater percentage of potential points than Curry did tonight.
Most Consecutive FG in 3-Point Contest
Curry caught fire in the final round, making 13 consecutive attempts. That's the second-most consecutive shots ever made in the event, trailing only the 19 straight Craig Hodges hit on his way to the 1991 title.
Curry is the fifth player to win the 3-point shootout from the team with the best record at the All-Star break. Three of the previous four went on to win the title, including Larry Bird with the 1985-86 Celtics, Hodges with the 1991-92 Bulls and Curry's head coach Steve Kerr with the 1996-97 Bulls.
In the final round, Curry defeated 2013 champion Kyrie Irving and his Golden State teammate Klay Thompson after the Splash Brothers became the first set of teammates to reach the finals since Ray Allen and Paul Pierce did so for the 2011 Celtics.
In all, Curry prevailed over a loaded field that included seven of the top 10 players in 3-point makes this season. The only player outside the top 10? The 2014 champion, Marco Belinelli.
LaVine flies to dunk contest title
Zach LaVine became the first Timberwolves player to win the dunk contest since Isaiah Rider in 1994. LaVine wasn't even born when Rider went between his legs for the victory 21 years ago.
LaVine also became the first player with perfect scores on multiple individual dunks since Dwight Howard in 2009.
In all, LaVine scored 194 out of a possible 200 points.