Report: Stephen Curry, Sabrina Ionescu to battle in 3-point duel

Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu will meet in a 3-point shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis next month, The Athletic reported Friday.

Such a contest would pit the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made against the New York Liberty star, who shot 44.8 percent from long distance last season.

Ionescu, 26, won the WNBA’s 3-point contest in 2023 with a record 37 points. Curry, 35, is a two-time winner of the NBA’s 3-point contest, victorious in 2015 and 2021. The Golden State Warriors star is a career 42.6 percent shooter from beyond the line.

Per the report, the rules for the event have yet to be set. Still to be determined are whether the WNBA or NBA 3-point lines and balls would be used.

Curry is a nine-time NBA All-Star but wasn’t voted into the starting lineup for this year’s game, which will be played Feb. 18. He likely will be named as a reserve.

On the season, Curry is averaging 26.8 points per game and leads the league in both 3-point attempts (443) and shots made (178) for an average of 40.2 percent.

In the 2023 season, Ionescu averaged 17.0 points per game and made 128 of her 286 attempts from 3-point range.