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Lauri Markkanen narrowly missed the final in the three point shooting

Utah Jazz’s Lauri Markkanen qualified from the final stage in the three-point shooting competition of the NBA star weekend.

Matti Lehtisaari,

STT Sports

of the Milwaukee Bucks Damian Lillard was number one in the three-point shooting competition held during the NBA’s highlight weekend. Lillard took the win for the second year in a row.

In addition to Lillard, who defended his championship, the Minnesota Timberwolves advanced to the finals Karl-Anthony Towns and the Atlanta Hawks Trae Young.

Playing for the Utah Jazz Lauri Markkanen was eliminated from the final. Markkanen was close to a place in the finals, because he got 25 points in the opening round, while he went to the next round with 26 points. Lillard won the final round with 26 points.

Along with Markkanen, the Indiana Pacers qualified for the finals Tyrese Haliburtonof the Milwaukee Bucks Malik Beasleyof the New York Knicks Jalen Brunson and the Cleveland Cavaliers Donovan Mitchell.

The three-point throw competition had been won the previous time in two consecutive years Jason Kaponowho was the best 3-point shooter in 2007 and 2008.

The double winners of the Triple Challenge also include Peja Stojakovic, Jeff Hornacek, Mark Price, Craig Hodges as well Larry Bird. Hodges and Bird are the only ones to have won the race in three consecutive years.

The star match between the NBA’s Eastern Division and Western Division will be played early on Monday Finnish time. Markkanen is not participating in the star match.