NBA All-Star Saturday night 2018 marks Washington Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal’s second time participating in the NBA 3-point contest.
Washington Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal doesn’t have his mind just set on his first NBA All-Star game during All-Star weekend, but also his second three-point contest. Beal was the 2014 three-point contest runner-up to Marco Bellinelli.
Beal admitted before the contest on TNT NBA tip-off show that he’ll pick the fourth rack as the money ball rack as he states his love for hitting 3-point shots from the wing.
Beal went up against reigning three-point champion Eric Gordon The 2018 NBA 3-Point Contest and the heavy favorite going into the contest Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors. The other participants included Devin Booker, Wayne Ellington, Paul George, Tobias Harris and Kyle Lowry.
As you can tell, the players are rocking their NBA Nike City Edition uniform at NBA All-Star Saturday night in Los Angeles.
The three-point contest picks included OddsShark.com predicting Gordon to win his second straight three-point shooting title with odds at +450.
Some footage follows of Beal preparing for Saturday’s NBA 3-point contest:
Minutes leading up to the three-point contest, Candance Buckner of The Washington Post tweeted:
Hopefully, Beal got some coffee in him or squeezed in a nap before the competition!
NBA 3-Point Contest Round-By-Round Results, Highlights: Bradley Beal
Introduced third to last before Thompson and Gordon, Beal was officially introduced to his second three-point contest.
The players shoot five balls from each of the five racks. Beal was No. 6 to go in the contest after Lowry.
Rack 1: 0/5
Rack 2: 1/5
Rack 3: 3/5
Rack 4 (money rack): 4/5
Rack 5: 2/5
First-Round Score: 15
Beal was able to capitalize on his money rack (Rack 4) after missing his all five shots from Rack 1.
Thompson followed with a score of 19 points before Gordon finished the first round with just 12 points. Unfortunately, Beal’s 15 points weren’t enough to advance to the next round, earning an early elimination.
Booker, Thompson and the underdog Harris are the finalists and the top three advancing to the next round. Booker won the 2018 three-point contest with an all-time record of 28 points.