Damian Lillard says he’s going to win the Three-Point Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend next month.
“I’m shooting against the Curry’s in they hometown… I’m going to win, I’m in there to win.” — @Dame_Lillard
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) January 29, 2019
Dame plans on beating the sharp-shooting brothers “in their hometown” of Charlotte.
Per The Oregonian:
“I’m going to win,” Lillard said after practice on Tuesday. “I’m in there to win so of course I think I’m going to win.”
Lillard confirmed reports last weekend that he and teammate Seth Curry will participate in the event during NBA All-Star weekend next month (Feb. 15-17).
“We’re going to be in there together, that’s confirmed,” Lillard said. “I know he’s in and I’m in. I’m shooting against the Currys, in their hometown.”
This year will give Lillard — who attempts eight triples per game and is eighth in the NBA in threes made this season with 142 — another chance at the three-point crown after coming up short in 2014 under the East vs. West format.
“I’m coming back for it this year.”