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2020 NBA 3-point contest: Schedule, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

2020 NBA 3-point contest: Schedule, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

For years, the weekend festivities that preceded the NBA All-Star Game was dominated by one specific event: The Slam Dunk Contest. Yet, with fewer big names participating recently and the fact that the league itself has shifted to a 3-point heavy game, the 2020 NBA 3-point Contest is another event that promises to bring a good amount of hype and competition.

The 2020 NBA 3-point Contest doesn't lack sharpshooters. The competition is headlined by All-Stars Devin Booker and Trae Young, two of the best long-range shooters the game has to offer. 2019 winner Joe Harris will also be participating as he looks to defend his title.

For a local appeal, this year's NBA 3-point Contest will feature Wizard Davis Bertans. Bertans burst on to the scene this season as someone who can catch fire at any moment in the game, and launch shots from all over the court. While Bertans is confident that he can take home the crown, he currently holds the fourth-best odds in the competition.

The 2020 NBA 3-point Contest will also feature a new twist this time around. Unlike in years past, the two-rounds will not consist of 25 shots in 60 seconds, but rather 27 shots in 70 seconds. Those two extra attempts will come from the "MTN DEW Zone", spots six feet behind the 3-point arc that give the player three points on a make. With the NBA evolving into a game where shooters let it fly from way behind the line, the new zone will help those marksmen show off their range.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2020 NBA 3-point Contest:

NBA 3-point Contest Schedule

First Event: Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Second Event: Mountain Dew 3-Point Contest

Third Event: AT&T Slam Dunk Contest

NBA 3-point Contest Participants

Davis Bertans, F, Washington Wizards 

Devonte' Graham, G, Charlotte Hornets 

Joe Harris, G, Brooklyn Nets

Buddy Hield, G, Sacramento Kings 

Zach LaVine, G, Chicago Bulls

Devin Booker, G, Phoenix Suns

Duncan Robinson, F, Miami Heat

Trae Young, G, Atlanta Hawks

How to Watch the NBA 3-point Contest

Channel: TNT

When: Saturday, Feb. 15

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois 

Time: All-Star Saturday Night festivities begin at 8 p.m.

NBA 3-Point Contest History Recent Winners

2019: Joe Harris
2018: Devin Booker
2017: Eric Gordon
2016: Klay Thompson
2015: Steph Curry
2014: Marco Belinelli
2013: Kyrie Irving
2012: Kevin Love
2011: James Jones
2010: Paul Pierce

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On this date in tournament history: Chris Webber calls timeout

On this date in tournament history: Chris Webber calls timeout

The Michigan Wolverines were down two points to the North Carolina Tar Heels with 19 seconds to play in regulation in the second half of the 1993 NCAA National Championship game.

After grabbing the rebound off the missed free throw attempt, Michigan star Chris Webber (23 points, 11 rebounds) established his pivot foot, re-angling his body towards the basket, locked in a one-possession game with the championship on the line. 

Webber attempted to dish the ball off to a teammate, but after seeing a lurking Tar Heel, the future No. 1 pick continued his dribble towards halfcourt. 

The travel call was missed by the officiating staff, but not by the broadcast crew.

"Oh, he walked," Bill Packer exclaimed on the broadcast. "He walked and the referee missed it!"

CBS announcer Jim Nance continued on with the gameplay, as only 12 seconds remained on the clock in regulation.

"Webber brings it into the frontcourt," Nantz said. "They have no timeouts remaining."

If only someone had told him.

Webber, trapped in the left corner by a UNC double-team, signaled for time, resulting in a technical foul shot for the Tar Heels as well as possession.

"He called a timeout," Nantz said. "Michigan doesn't have any!"

At the opposing foul line, UNC's Donald Williams (25 points) knocked down both free throws, increasing their lead to four points with 11 seconds remaining. 

From there it was all over.

North Carolina 77, Michigan 71.

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On this date in tournament history: Emeka Okafor leads UConn over Georgia Tech to win national championship

On this date in tournament history: Emeka Okafor leads UConn over Georgia Tech to win national championship

Before he departed on a very successful NBA career, former Wizards center Emeka Okafor was a standout member of the UConn Huskies.

In 2004 the Huskies went on to win their final nine games of the season before they captured the Big East championship.

After making their way through the NCAA Tournament bracket, the only team standing in coach Jim Calhoun's way were the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, lead by future Wizards guard Will Bynum (17 points, five assists).

Georgia Tech didn't back down early, taking a 12-11 lead over the Huskies with 13:41 to go in the first half. 

Okafor (24 points, 15 rebounds) scored to give UConn the lead right back, and they never trailed again.

At halftime, the Huskies lead the Yellow Jackets by a staggering 15 points and they kept their foot on the gas to start the second half.

The Huskies were able to extend their lead to 25 during the second half before Bynum at Georgia Tech came roaring back, but by then, the game was out of reach.

UConn emerged with an 82-73 victory over the Yellow Jackets, led by Okafor and future NBA journeyman Ben Gordon (21 points).

Okafor was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player.

UConn's women's basketball team would go on to win its national championship a day later against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Connecticut became the first school ever in Division I to win NCAA titles in men's and women's basketball in the same season. 

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