NEW YORK — Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will join Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and 5 other players in a Three-Point Contest before a NBA All-Star game.
The NBA pronounced Thursday that Houston’s James Harden and Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving also will contest along with fortifying champion Marco Belinelli of San Antonio, Portland’s Wesley Matthews and a Los Angeles Clippers’ J.J. Redick.
The eventuality is Feb. 14 during a Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The All-Star diversion is Feb. 15.
Curry done 10 3-pointers and scored 51 points Wednesday night in a Warriors’ home feat over Dallas. On Jan. 23, Thompson done 11 3-pointers — environment an NBA entertain record with 9 in his 37-point third entertain — in a 52-point diversion opposite Sacramento. Korver leads a NBA in 3-point correctness during 53.2 percent.
Curry also will contest in a Shooting Stars event.
Curry will group with father Dell Curry and Sue Bird of a WNBA’s Seattle Storm in a timed sharpened competition. Miami’s Chris Bosh is grouped with Dominique Wilkins and a New York Liberty’s Swin Cash; New Orleans’ Anthony Davis will join Scottie Pippen and a Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne; and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook will group with Anfernee Hardaway and a Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings.
The eight-player margin for a Skills Challenge also was announced Thursday.
Defending champion Trey Burke of Utah will join Washington’s John Wall, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams, Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight and Phoenix’s Isaiah Thomas. They will contest in a head-to-head joint foe in a obstacle-course eventuality that tests dribbling, passing, lively and sharpened skills.