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Klay Thompson beats Steph Curry to claim All-Star Three-Point Contest title

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Aside from Zach LaVine claiming his second consecutive Dunk Contest title, Saturday night's NBA All-Star action was full of upsets.

One of those came in the Three-Point Contest, where Klay Thompson claimed victory against his fellow Splash Brother.

Three-point champ

In beating off competition from his Golden State teammate, Steph Curry, to take home the Three-Point Contest crown, Thompson also helped create a little bit of All-Star history.

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With Curry having won the title in 2015, Thompson's victory marked the first time the event had been won by teammates in consecutive years.

The Warriors duo put up the two highest scores in the first round as Thompson racked up 22 points and Curry managed 21 in his 60-seconds of shooting.

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They were joined in the final by Devin Booker after the Phoenix Suns rookie won a tiebreak against fellow competitors James Harden and J.J. Reddick - all of whom had put up 20 points.

In the final, however, Thompson pulled away from the pack with a sensational 27 point round. Curry finished second with 23 points whilst Booker ended on 16.

Despite losing his grasp on the title, Curry was full of admiration for his Warriors teammate:

"He definitely shot well tonight," Curry said after the event.

"I still think I can hold my own in the competition, but the way that he finished off that second round was amazing."

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