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NBA 3-point contest 2016: Klay Thompson beats Steph Curry to win title

The former Cougar standout bested his teammate with 27 points in the final round.

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Klay Thompson, a.k.a. the greatest thing to ever be produced by Washington State basketball, won the 2016 NBA three-point contest at the NBA All-Star Weekend, his first such crown.

After posting 22 points to lead all shooters in the opening round, Thompson shot last in the championship round. Phoenix rookie Devin Booker and teammate Stephen Curry joined Thompson in the championship round.

Curry was considered the favorite coming into the evening, owing both to his reputation as the world's best shooter and also his status as defending three-point contest champion. Klay had other plans.

Booker struggled, but Curry shot well, dropping in 23 points. Thompson shot pretty well early, but he truly hit the jackpot with his final two ball racks, including going a perfect five-for-five at the "moneyball" rack to post 27 points and claim the crown.

It's official. Klay Thompson is the best three-point shooter in the country.