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Booker record in NBA All-Star 3-point win

Booker record in NBA All-Star 3-point win

Well, Devin Booker didn't quite get to 70 again in L.A. on Saturday night, but the Phoenix Suns dynamo still poured in more than enough points to earn the first JBL 3-Point Contest crown of his young career.

Carrying the momentum from his strong finish in the first round, Booker went off for 28 points to capture the title and set a new three-point contest record. The fifth rack is a special "all money ball" rack, which each participant can place at any of the five shooting locations, and every ball on that rack is worth two points.

He beat 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Splash Brother started strong, hitting four of his first five shots on his first rack.

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Harris scored 17 points before Booker scorched the nets for 28 points.

Booker, who became the youngest player to score 70 points in a game a year ago, is averaging 24.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds a game for the Phoenix Suns. Eleven months after the shooting guard dropped 70 points against Boston to become the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to score even 60 in a game, Booker added another accolade to his promising career with the 3-point title.

Earlier on Saturday, Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets won the skills challenge. Those numbers tied a record shared by former Chicago Bull Craig Hodges and ex-Miami Heat sharpshooter Jason Kapono.

Markkanen struggled passing the ball into the net, giving Dinwiddie a big lead.


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