Damian Lillard secured his second consecutive 3-Point Contest championship with a dramatic final shot.

Lillard’s victory marks a historic achievement, as he becomes the first repeat winner of the contest since Jason Kapono’s back-to-back triumphs in 2007 and 2008.

As the tension mounted in the final round, Lillard showcased nerves of steel, sinking four consecutive buckets on the penultimate rack before stepping up to the last rack with victory hanging in the balance.

With fans on the edge of their seats, Lillard faced a do-or-die moment as he launched his final shot, and in a heart-stopping climax, he delivered a picture-perfect swish, sealing his status as the undisputed 3-point king once again.

Lillard’s remarkable triumph came amidst stiff competition from the likes of 2022 3-point contest winner Karl-Anthony Towns and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, adding to the drama of an unforgettable showdown.

In an electrifying opening round, Young set the tone with a scorching display of shooting prowess, tallying 26 points to emerge as a frontrunner alongside Lillard and other contenders.