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5 stats to know about Wizards' Bojan Bogdanovic's 8 three-pointer spree vs. Magic

5 stats to know about Wizards' Bojan Bogdanovic's 8 three-pointer spree vs. Magic

The Wizards launched a comeback against the Orlando Magic to win 115-114 after at one point trailing by 17 points. In order to pull it off, they needed a lot of help from their bench, including Bojan Bogdanovic who hit eight three-pointers.

Here are some numbers to put his amazing performance into perspective...

--Eight threes are a career-high for Bogdanovic whose previous best was seven. He hit seven threes in a game twice last season for the Brooklyn Nets, on Feb. 5 and April 13.

--Eight threes is a season-high for the Wizards and the first time anyone in franchise history has done so off the bench. Only two other players have made eight threes off the bench this season in the NBA: Eric Gordon of the Rockets and Kyle Korver of the Cavaliers.

--This is just the sixth time in Wizards/Bullets franchise history that a player has hit eight threes or more. The other guys to do it are Trevor Ariza (twice), Gilbert Arenas, Rex Chapman and DeShawn Stevenson. That is an excellent list. Ariza is the only Wizards or Bullets player to hit more than eight threes in a game. He made 10 on Feb. 12 of 2014, a night he shot just 1-for-6 from two-point range.

--Bogdanovic made his eight threes on 10 attempts. He is only the second player this season to shoot 80 percent on threes with at least 10 attempts. Yogi Ferrell of the Mavericks was the other. All-time great three-point shooters like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen and Glen Rice all accomplished the feat one time apiece.

--Since joining the Wizards six games ago in a trade with the Nets, Bogdanovic is 20-of-34 from three-point rage. That's 59 percent, which is pretty darn good. As Bradley Beal put it afterwards: 'He is making me feel bad. I feel like I don’t shoot enough threes.' Bogdanovic is making other three-point sharpshooters take notice.

Thanks to Basketball-Reference.com for the information

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Bradley Beal eliminated in first round of three-point contest

Bradley Beal eliminated in first round of three-point contest

It was a short night for Wizards guard Bradley Beal in the 2018 All-Star three-point contest on Saturday, as he was eliminated in the first round.

Wearing the Wizards' new 'The District' white alternate jersey, Beal shot a 15 and fell short of the top three spots to qualify for the second round. Suns guard Devin Booker won the contest with a 28 score in the final, beating out Klay Thompson of the Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Clippers.


Beal's was undone by a slow start. He missed all five shots on the first rack and made just one on the second. He began to heat up at the third rack, but by then couldn't recover.

Here is Beal's full round:

This was Beal's second showing in the three-point contest. He finished second back in 2014 and this year said he was motivated to avenge that loss. He should have plenty more opportunities to participate in the future if he chooses.

The NBA's All-Star Saturday night began with Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie winning the skills competition. He beat Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen in the final round.


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2018 NBA All-Star Saturday night: TV and live stream info, things to watch for dunk contest, three-point contest

2018 NBA All-Star Saturday night: TV and live stream info, things to watch for dunk contest, three-point contest

The 2018 NBA All-Star Saturday Night is here with the three-point contest, dunk contest and skills competition set for Los Angeles.

Here is all you need to know: TV and live stream info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch:


Where: Staples Center
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)


Skills competition

Participants: Lou Williams, Clippers; Jamal Murray, Nuggets; Al Horford, Celtics; Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets; Joel Embiid, Sixers; Buddy Hield, Kings; Lauri Markkanen, Bulls; Andre Drummond, Pistons

What to know: This year's crop has a fascinating mix of guards and big men and don't sleep on the seven-footers. Embiid in particular has a unique skillset for his size. Still, it's tough to beat the guards. Watch out for Dinwiddie, who is the best passer of the bunch.


Three-point contest

Participants: Klay Thompson, Warriors; Eric Gordon, Rockets; Devin Booker, Suns; Paul George, Thunder; Wayne Ellington, Heat; Bradley Beal, Wizards; Kyle Lowry, Raptors; Tobias Harris, Clippers

What to know: Thompson and Gordon enter the contest as past champions, as Thompson won it in 2016 and Gordon took it home last year. Thompson has the best three-point percentage among the group and is the favorite, but watch out for Beal, a past runner-up, and George who has the second best percentage. Also, Booker is one of the game's best young players and has a very smooth stroke from three.


Dunk contest

Participants: Dennis Smith Jr.; Mavericks; Donovan Mitchell, Jazz; Larry Nance Jr., Cavaliers; Victor Oladipo, Pacers

What to know: This is all about the rookies, Smith and Mitchell, who most are predicting to win. Oladipo has been in the contest before, but didn't win. He's also the only All-Star of the bunch. Nance is the only guy who isn't a guard and his father won it back in 1984. It will be interesting to see if he does some sort of nod to his old man, now 34 years later.