HOUSTON Kyrie Irving is your 2013 Three-Point Contest champion, besting Matt Bonner in the final round by a score of 23-20 to take home the title.
It feels good, Irving said afterward. Add it to the rsum. MVP for Rising Stars, and now ThreePoint Shoot Out champion.
The first round featured largely mediocre performances, with no one reaching the 20-point mark in scoring. Bonner had the opening round high score by finishing with 19.
Irving lit it up in the final round, however, putting on an electrifying shooting display by knocking down 17 of his first 18 shots.
I feel like I was a dark house in this competition, Irving said. I just wanted to go out and prove a point that I was one of the premiere shooters out here with all these guys. Steve Novak and Matt Bonner, I never thought Id beat those guys.