he Triple Contest gives NBA All-Star added one more champion to its nearly 40-year history: Damian Lillard He cemented himself as the best at the 2023 event.
It is one special win for Lillard, who had already participated in the event in 2014 and 2019 without winning. Dame was crowned in Salt Lake City, very close to the city of Ogden where he attended Weber State University before reaching the NBA.
Dame scored 26 points in the final and exceeded by one unit Buddy Hieldthe 2020 champion who was second with 25 points. Tyrese Haliburton he shone in the first round with 31 points, but failed to maintain his level after that and finished third with 17 points.
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worst performance of the night had it Kevin Huerter the Sacramento Kings: was last in the first round with 8 points, far from the 23 that were needed to reach the final.
Lillard is the first player in Triple Contest history to win as a representative Portland Trail Blazers.
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