Curry has taken toward the three-point line more than ever this year, averaging three field goals a game and taking 6.7. So far, midway through the season, he is ranked second in the NBA with three-point field goals made (149) and third in attempts (333).
This year, none of the participants have to push past reigning champion Kevin Love, who will not be participating due to a hand injury. Three players from each conference will participate.
On the Eastern Conference side are Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, New York Knicks forward Steve Novak and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. Curry will be joined by fellow Western Conference players New Orleans Hornets forward (and Cal grad) Ryan Anderson and San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner.
Curry participated in the contest his rookie season in 2010, finishing in second place.
Coverage of All-Star Weekend begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT. The 3-Point Contest is the third event of the evening, following the Shooting Stars and Skills Challenge.