Who won the Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu 3-Point Challenge? Final scores, results, highlights on winner

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Two all-time shooters went head-to-head on NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry faced off against Liberty sniper Sabrina Ionescu in a long-awaited, highly anticipated showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and it did not disappoint.

Ionescu took on the challenge of shooting from the NBA 3-point line and the WNBA star was unphased. She came out and made every shot in her first rack, putting a little bit of pressure on Curry. Ionescu went on to put up 26 points, tying the highest single-round output of the NBA 3-Point Contest that took place before the Steph vs. Sabrina showdown.

The NBA’s all-time 3-point leader wasn’t going to let Ionescu off easy, though. Curry went off for 29 points to seal the title belt, once again staking his claim as the greatest shooter on the planet.

If you missed any of the action, The Sporting News had you covered with live updates, highlights and more from Curry and Ionescu’s 3-Point Challenge.

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Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu results, highlights from 3-Point Challenge

All times Eastern.

10:15 p.m.: Sabrina put up a solid fight against Steph, and she left the audience with a powerful message in her post-contest interview.

“Just continue to use my platform and I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot, you can shoot. It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have,” she told Ernie Johnson.

Steph beats Sabrina, 29-26

10:05 p.m.: Steph wasn’t messing around either. The NBA’s all-time 3-point leader fires back with 29 points to take the crown from Sabrina. What a show!

10:02 p.m.: Sabrina came to play! The WNBA star buried every shot in her first rack and finished with 26 points, the same as the highest single-round total from the NBA 3-Point Contest.

9:59 p.m.: Here’s the first look at the Steph vs. Sabrina championship belt that is on the line:

9:55 p.m.: Sabrina’s keeping the strategy simple in her pregame interview with Ernie Johnson: “Hopefully I can make more than I miss.”

9:51 p.m.: The NBA 3-Point Contest is over and now it’s time for Steph and Sabrina to take center stage.

9:20 p.m.: The sharpshooters are having a little chat watching the 3-Point Contest courtside.

8:09 p.m.: Steph and Sabrina are warming up ahead of the showdown.

7:52 p.m.: The shooters are ready.

7:25 p.m.: And now Steph has arrived for the shootout.

6:35 p.m.: Sabrina is in the building!

5:55 p.m.: Sabrina Ionescu is up for the challenge of shooting from the NBA 3-point line. The WNBA star said she’s looking to “continue to push boundaries and equal the playing field” against Curry.

Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu 3-point challenge format

The 3-Point Challenge between Curry and Ionescu will follow the same format as the All-Star Weekend’s 3-Point Contest.

There will be five racks across the 3-point line. Four racks will have four normal basketballs, each of which is worth one point, and one “money” ball, which is worth two points. The fifth rack will feature only money balls. Both Curry and Ionescu will be able to choose which rack they want to be their money ball rack.

Additionally, there are two “STARRY Range” shots, which are worth three points each. Starry Range is 29 feet and nine inches away from the basket.

The maximum amount of points Curry and Ionescu can get in one round is 40.

Curry will shoot from the NBA line with NBA basketballs. Ionescu will shoot from the WNBA line with WNBA basketball.

MORE: Sabrina Ionescu to shoot from NBA 3-point line vs. Stephen Curry

What are Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu playing for?

The NBA and WNBA will make donations to Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation and Ionescu’s SI20 Foundation. Additionally, State Farm will donate to the NBA Foundation to “support economic empowerment in the Black community” for each shot Curry and Ionescu make in the competition.

Regular basketballs are valued at $1,000, money balls at $2,000 and the STARRY Range balls at $3,000.

Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu start time

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

All-Star Saturday Night is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 17. 

Stephen vs. Sabrina is the third event of the night. It will take place between the 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest.

What channel is Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu on?

  • TV channel: TNT
  • StreamingSling

Stephen vs. Sabrina will be broadcast on TNT. The 3-Point Challenge can also be streamed on Sling.

Sling is the home for avid sports fans that offers a range of sports channels so you can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

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