Competing in the JBL Three-Point Contest, Matthews managed to tally just 11 points on 8-of-25 (32.0 percent) three-point attempts, failing to make the second and final round of the competition. Coming into the contest, Matthews boasted a 38.1 three-point percentage through the first 56 games of the 2016-17 NBA regular season.
The magic that earned him the honor of representing his team during All-Star Weekend was apparently left in Dallas, as Matthews’ streaky shooting trademark was on full display when he failed to connect on his first and last five shots of the first round.
Houston Rockets’ guard Eric Gordon went on defeat Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard Kyrie Irving, after defending champion Klay Thompson also failed to advance past the first round.
While it was a disappointing performance for Matthews, it was good to see the Mavericks being represented during the weekend’s All-Star festivities. Besides, it’s likely Matthews is just saving his three-point arrows for the Mavs late-season run to make the playoffs.
Check out Matthews’ full three-point contest performance below.