2023 NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest: How does Starry Range work? Format and Rules

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On the night of the NBA All-Star Game, the league’s best shooters will compete in the 3-Point Contest to determine a champion.

2023 NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest: Format and rules explained

What exactly is Starry Range?

During All-Star weekend, the NBA proves once and for all that it is capable of putting on a show. They have their finger on the pulse of what fans want with exciting events like the Celebrity Game, the Skills Challenge, the Rising Stars, and the eye-catching Slam Dunk contest. However, the 3-point contest is the showpiece of the tournament.

In 2023, the world’s best 3-point shooters will compete to see who can show the most stamina and accuracy over the course of the season.

The 3-Point Contest has emerged as the highlight of All-Star Saturday Night in recent years, with many of the league’s best players participating in an effort to win the ultimate bragging rights.

Following the current trend toward long-range shooting, Starry Range will be introduced to the All-Star competition as a new variable.

The “Starry Zone” will serve as the ultimate test of long-range shooting, taking the place of the “DEW Zone” featured in the 3-Point Contest for the previous three years.

Two shots with a Wilson Starry basketball from beyond the 3-point line (29 feet, 9 inches) are allowed per game.

A perfect score in Starry Range is 40, with each basket worth three points.

Who will be playing in the 2023 Starry 3-Point Contest?

Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard, and Lauri Markkanen are just a few of the All-Stars in this year’s competition.

Buddy Hield, a guard for the Indiana Pacers, is among the top contenders because he is looking to defend his title from the 2020 3-Point Contest, which he won in Chicago. Hield is atop the NBA leaderboard in 3-pointers made this year and is shooting better than 40 percent from deep.

Lillard is making his third appearance in the tournament, following his 2014 and 2019 appearances.

Starry 3-Point Contest Participants

When will the Starry 3-Point Shootout take place?

  • What: Starry 3-Point Contest
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. ET (second event)
  • Where: Vivint Arena
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Sling TV

All-time winners of the 3-Point Contest

Year Winner
2022 Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)
2021 Stephen Curry (Warriors)
2020 Buddy Hield (Kings)
2019 Joe Harris (Nets)
2018 Devin Booker (Suns)
2017 Eric Gordon (Rockets)
2016 Klay Thompson (Warriors)
2015 Stephen Curry (Warriors)
2014 Marco Belinelli (Spurs)
2013 Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
2012 Kevin Love (Timberwolves)
2011 James Jones (Suns)
2010 Paul Pierce (Celtics)
2009 Daequan Cook (Heat)
2008 Jason Kapono (Raptors)
2007 Jason Kapono (Heat)
2006 Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)
2005 Quentin Richardson (Suns)
2004 Voshon Lenard (Nuggets)
2003 Peja Stojakovic (Kings)
2002 Peja Stojakovic (Kings)
2001 Ray Allen (Bucks)
2000 Jeff Hornacek (Jazz)
1998 Jeff Hornacek (Jazz)
1997 Steve Kerr (Bulls)
1996 Tim Legler (Wizards)
1995 Glen Rice (Heat)
1994 Mark Price (Cavaliers)
1993 Mark Price (Cavaliers)
1992 Craig Hodges (Bulls)
1991 Craig Hodges (Bulls)
1990 Craig Hodges (Bulls)
1989 Larry Bird (Celtics)
1987 Larry Bird (Celtics)
1986 Larry Bird (Celtics)


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