Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns wins All-Star three-point contest

Watch as Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet scores 16 points in the first round of the three-point contest failing to advance to the next round.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns set a new record in the finals round with 29 points in the NBA All-Star MTN DEW three-point shooting contest.

Towns said he wanted to be known as the "best big man shooter" after the win.

"I needed this trophy to prove it," Towns said after the win, saying previously he was "not going to beat himself."

In the first round it was KAT, Luke Kennard and Trae Young who all scored the highest to advance to the second round.

Fred VanVleet, the Toronto Raptors guard who was involved in the contest, scored 16 points in the first round which was not enough to advance.

Brooklyn's Patty Mills, Chicago's Zach LaVine, Memphis' Desmond Bane, and New Orleans' CJ McCollum all also failed to advance.

When submitting content, please abide by our  submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.
We use cookies to improve your experience. Learn More or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.