1996-97 Season: NBA 3-point Shootout

Updated August 28, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Eight players are invited to compete in the annual three-point shooting contest held during All-Star weekend, since 1986. Each shooter has 60 seconds to shoot the 25 balls in five racks outside the three-point line. Each ball is worth one point, except the last ball in each rack, which is worth two. Highest scores advance. First prize: $20,000.

First RoundPtsSemifinalsPts
Walt Williams, Tor18Steve Kerr22
Tim Legler, Wash.17Tim Legler19
Glen Rice, Char16Failed to advance
Steve Kerr, Chi.15Glen Rice14
Failed to advance Walt Williams12
John Stockton, Utah13Finals
Dale Ellis, Den12Steve Kerr22
Terry Mills, Cle11Tim Legler18
Sam Perkins, Sea8

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