When Stephen Curry drains ridiculous photographs, no person bats an eye fixed. Even from half court docket.
Such is the life for the all-time three-point king who calmly splashed a 50-footer on the halftime buzzer in his first return to Boston because the 2022 NBA Finals. On the identical flooring the place he tortured Celtics followers with an iconic Sport 4 efficiency final June, Curry proceeded to then skip round as if he owned the place.
STEPH AT THE BUZZER FROM HALF-COURT 🤯
WARRIORS LEAD AT THE HALF ON TNT pic.twitter.com/optksxdfib
— NBA (@NBA) January 20, 2023
With that make, Curry now has drained six photographs from a minimum of 45 ft in his profession. Because the NBA formally started monitoring shot distances in play-by-play knowledge in 1996-97, no participant has made greater than Curry. In response to Stathead, Curry’s six makes are actually tied with Jamal Crawford for essentially the most.
In case you watch Warriors video games, it isn’t unusual for Curry to let it fly in desperation.
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In an age when most gamers do not even attempt to make them or deliberately launch after the buzzer for concern of harming their valuable 3-point taking pictures percentages, Curry repeatedly heaves warning to the wind. Solely Andre Miller has tried extra whereas solely two energetic gamers have even half as many 45-foot heaves.
|Participant||Makes||Makes an attempt|
|1. Stephen Curry||6||121|
|2. Andre Iguodala||2||71|
|3. Jeff Inexperienced||0||62|
|4. Kyle Lowry||2||57|
|5. Kemba Walker||2||54|
Who would not love watching the best shooter of all-time dial it from lengthy distance? Listed below are Curry’s six makes ranked from most to least spectacular. Apologies to the well-known shot in Oklahoma Metropolis which was “solely” a 32-footer (although I would like a phrase with whoever determined that).
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Rating Stephen Curry’s half-court photographs
1. Could 15, 2015, vs. Grizzlies
The one one to come back in a playoff recreation, Curry drained one from 62 ft on the third-quarter buzzer of a good Sport 6. This shot propelled Golden State to the collection win and finally its first of 4 championships with Curry.
2. January 19, 2023, vs. Celtics
Prisoner of the second? Maybe. However the latest heave stands out not solely because of the make however due to the steal that preceded it. Simply an unimaginable play.
3. January 22, 2016, vs. Pacers
This one is absurd as a result of it got here after Curry hit a 70-footer that did not depend because it was after the first-quarter buzzer. As a part of a 39-point triple-double on ESPN, Curry splashed his two hundredth 3-pointer of the season with a half-court dagger on the finish of the primary half.
4. March 18, 2019, vs. Spurs
Nationally televised on ESPN, Curry drained a 60-footer on the finish of the primary quarter. It is the second-longest make of his profession, trailing solely the aforementioned shot towards Memphis.
5. January 28, 2017, vs. Clippers
Calmly beating one Clipper behind his again earlier than launching a 50-footer provides to the diploma of problem. The one disappointment right here is Mike Breen not going with the patented ‘BANG.’
6. March 9, 2016, vs. Jazz
Considered one of them needed to end final. However a operating 54-footer on the halftime buzzer? Not impressed.
Ethical of the story? Stephen Curry is unreal.