Kings’ Hield wins 3-Point Contest
CHICAGO >> Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest on Saturday night.
Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns AllStar Devin Booker by one in the final round.
Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range.
Washington’s Davis Bertans
opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him.
Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago’s Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round.
Miami’s Bam Adebayo has won the All-Star skills challenge.
Adebayo narrowly defeated Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. He shared a hug with former Heat star Dwyane Wade after accepting the trophy.
The Kings’ Buddy Hield, above in a game Wednesday against Dallas, won the 3-Point Contest on Saturday.