With such a stacked field in the 3-point contest, you just knew it would come down to the final shot.
And it did!
With the seconds counting down, Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield knocked down the last shot to win the 3-point shootout Saturday night.
“As a shooter, this is on your bucket list,” Hield said afterwards. “You have to come in, and you want to win a 3-point shootout. With a stacked field like that, it makes it even better.”
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After putting up 27 points in the opening round, Hield matched his score in the final round to edge Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns. After looking like he wasn’t going to be able to pull it off, Hield made seven of his last eight shots for the one-point victory.
Hield, who is from the Bahamas, chose to dedicate his victory to the people who died during Hurricane Dorian last fall.
“People of the Bahamas, the people that lost their homes and the people that lost lives, I dedicate this to them,” Hield said. “I represent my country to the fullest. When I say that, I really mean it because without my upbringings, I’m nothing. I know what it’s like to be in a hurricane. I haven’t been in a Category 5, but this goes to them, for sure.”
Washington Wizards forward David Bertans finished in third after he put up 22 points in the final round.