Warriors

Steph headed back to 3-Point Contest for first time since '19

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This year's NBA All-Star Game will have a different feel as it occurs amid a global pandemic, but a familiar face is returning to the 3-Point Contest.

Warriors star Steph Curry officially will participate in the 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest ahead of Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta, the league announced Tuesday.

Curry, participating in the event for the first time since he was upset by Joe Harris in the final round in 2019, will compete against Devin Booker, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum. The two-time NBA MVP is aiming for his first win in the event since 2015.

This season, Curry is averaging 29.5 points per game while shooting 41.5 percent from deep. Since Curry's rookie season in 2019-20, Curry or another Warrior has participated in the 3-Point Contest in all but two years.

The Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest will be held right before Sunday's tip-off, while the Slam Dunk Contest will take part at halftime of Sunday's All-Star Game.

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The NBA reportedly had issues finding players to take part in the normal festivities. Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes reported Tuesday that notable players such as Brown, Anthony Edwards and Miles Bridges all turned down an invite to the Slam Dunk Contest, while LaMelo Ball declined to be in the Skills Challenge.

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