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Golden State Warriors duo Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will both participate in the All-Star 3-point contest, according to Yahoo Sports.
Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver, Portland’s Wesley Matthews and Los Angeles Clippers star JJ Redick are expected to fill out the line-up with one more spot remaining for the six-man contest on February 14 at the Barclays Center.
Korver is currently leading the NBA in three-point accuracy this season, shooting at an incredible 53 percent mark, while Curry will be hoping it is third-time lucky for him after taking part in the last two years.
The Warriors point guard has previously insisted that he will continue to participate in the event until he wins it, but he will face tough opposition this year and it should be a fascinating contest.
San Antonio Spurs star Marco Belinelli is the defending champion and it remains to be seen whether or not he will return to defend his crown. The Italian ace has been struggling with injury in recent weeks and so he may well be forced to miss out.
Nevertheless, even if he is unable to make it, the contest should see a collection of the best 3-point shooters in the game right now and the ‘Splash Bros’ will certainly bring an element of fun to it.
Curry will start for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game on the Sunday night, and it is widely assumed that Klay Thompson will also feature in the game given that the coach of the West is Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
Thompson is of course coming in off the back of that spectacular 37-point quarter he put on against the Sacramento Kings last week.