HOUSTON (AP) - Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving beat San Antonio's Matt Bonner to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday night.
Irving, who will play in his first All-Star game on Sunday, started 7 for 7 in the final round and finished with 23 points - two shy of the record shared by Craig Hodges and Jason Kapono. Bonner finished with 20 points in the final round.
Players had one minute to take 25 3-point shots from five positions around the arc. Bonner had the highest score of the six players in the first round (19). Irving, who also played in Friday night's Rising Stars Challenge, had 18 points in the first round.
Earlier, Portland rookie Damian Lillard won the Skills Competition and the trio of Chris Bosh, Swin Cash and Dominique Wilkins won the Shooting Stars event.

Top NBA Public Bets

#2 512 Memphis Grizzlies  79%
#4 501 Atlanta Hawks  73%
#5 506 Toronto Raptors  70%
#7 516 San Antonio Spurs  60%
#8 507 Miami Heat  58%
#9 510 Boston Celtics  53%
#10 517 Utah Jazz  52%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Wizards vs. Lakers Prediction Will the Lakers cover as a sizable home underdog tonight when they host the Wizards at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction Is the Nuggets and Trail Blazers matchup tonight going to be high-scoring at 10:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Rockets Prediction Will the Warriors upset the Rockets as a rare underdog tonight when they visit Houston at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Heat vs. Pistons Prediction Are the Heat a risky play tonight in Detroit where they'll take on the Pistons at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Suns vs. Hawks Prediction Are the Suns a good underdog play tonight in Atlanta where they will take on the struggling Hawks at 7:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages