Kyrie Irving wants to defend three-point title at All-Star Weekend

Kyrie Irving is prepared to launch at All-Star weekend. (USATSI)
Kyrie Irving is prepared to launch at All-Star weekend. (USATSI)

Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving said at shootaround Friday he intends to defend his three-point title. Irving won his first in 2013. 

That's a tough mark. Irving's shooting 37 percent from three this season, down from 39 percent last year. Going into the event, Stephen Curry was the favorite, but with it not being a pull-up event, Curry's actually not able to get into his maximum groove. He's better launching off the dribble, particularly if he's moving. 

It'll be interesting to see who else gets a run, and if Curry and teammate Klay Thompson will both be invited back and participate. The NBA Three-Point Contest is Saturday night during All-Star Weekend, February 15th. Irving was named as a first-time starter to the All-Star Game Thursday. 

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