Klay Thompson Tops Teammate Steph Curry To Become the 2016 NBA 3-Point Competition Champion

Klay Thompson becomes the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend 3-Point Competition champion.

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Klay Thompson and Steph Curry (b/k/a "The Splash Brothers") proved during NBA All-Star Saturday's 3-Point Competition that they remain the NBA's best shooters from behind the arc. Curry won the challenge last year, and this year the crown is passed to his sharp-shooting Warriors teammate. Go figure.

Thompson led all players in each round (he had 22 in the first round), and there was stiff competition during the first two rounds from players including Curry at 21, L.A. Clippers' J.J. Redick, Suns' Devin Booker, Trailblazers' C.J. McCollum, and Rockets' James Harden each tied at 20 points in the second round. But Booker won the tiebreaker to advance to the final round against Curry and Thompson.

Booker ultimately fell short to the Splash Brothers with 16 points to end his run. Curry finished with a final round score of 23. Thompson bested both of them with a final score of 27 points, tying the event record, and hit all seven of the money balls in the final rack.

Thompson and Curry are the first teammates in NBA history to win consecutive 3-point competitions.

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[via NBASports]


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