Eric Gordon set to defend 3-pt contest title at All-Star Weekend

The NBA on Thursday announced the fields for the 2018 slam dunk and three-point contests to be held Saturday night of All-Star weekend in Los Angeles.

The NBA on Thursday announced the fields for the 2018 slam dunk and three-point contests to be held Saturday night of All-Star weekend in Los Angeles.

The Feb. 17 dunk contest will be headlined by first-time All-Star Victor Oladipo of the Pacers and Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, a late addition after Aaron Gordon was scratched. Larry Nance Jr. of the Lakers and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. of the Mavericks are the other challengers. All four have had their fair share of highlight-reel dunks the first half of the season.

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The three-point contest features last year’s winner, the Rockets' Eric Gordon, and the 2016 champ, the Warriors' Klay Thompson. The Golden State sharpshooter is one of four 2018 All-Stars in the field, with the Wizards' Bradley Beal, Thunder's Paul George and Raptors' Kyle Lowry.

The rest of the field is composed of the Suns' Devin Booker, Heat's Wayne Ellington, and Clippers' Tobias Harris.

Thompson leads the NBA at 45% shooting from three-point range.