Damian Lillard Wins NBA 3-Point Contest In Dramatic Fashion, Becomes First Trail Blazers Player To Take Home The Title

Photo: Instagram/Damian Lillard 

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers won the 3-Point Contest at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Utah.

Lillard became the first Trail Blazers player in history to win the competition thanks to some impressive shooting over two rounds.

He scored 26 points in the first round, wearing his old Weber State jersey, which helped him advance to the finals.

Photo: Instagram/Damian Lillard 

Lillard faced off against Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield of the Indiana Pacers in the final round. To win, he needed to score 26 points, and he did so on the final shot.

This was Lillard's third time competing in the event, and he is now retiring as a champion.

Other players who did not make it past the first round include Jayson Tatum, Julius Randle, Kevin Huerter, Tyler Herro, and Lauri Markkanen.

Lillard's victory cements his status as one of the best shooters in the league.

After his win, Lillard expressed his relief at finally winning and said he wanted to get it done at least once.

He also noted that many of the best shooters in the history of the game have won the competition.

While Lillard will not be defending his title next year, a new champion will emerge, and the competition will continue.

Nonetheless, Lillard's victory was a well-deserved accomplishment, and he can add another trophy to his already impressive collection.

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Source: CBS Sports


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