Klay Thompson outshoots defending champ Steph Curry in 3-Point Contest

Former NBA player Mychal Thompson gave his son, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, an ultimatum: beat Stephen Curry in the Three-point Contest or don't come home.

So wanting to come home without disappointing his father, Thompson did just that.

Thompson scored 27 points in the championship round to best Curry's 23 to win the 2016 Three-Point contest. 

Throughout the entire contest, Thompson was the leading scorer as he led all competitors with 22 points after the first round. Curry was a close second with 21. James Harden, J.J. Redick and Devin Booker tied for third with 20 points after the first round. The three battled it out in a tiebreaker round with Booker emerging as the victor with 14 points.

In the championship round, Booker missed the entire first rack and finished with 16 points. Curry went next and looked like he was going to win his second straight Three-Point Contest but Thompson was just locked in, hitting eight straight threes at one point to beat out his Warriors teammate.

Klay was money from long range in the 2016 Three-Point contest.
Klay was money from long range in the 2016 Three-Point Contest. (USATSI)
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