Steph Curry Hits Amazing Game-Tying 3-Pointer To Force OT Against Pelicans
That boy good…
Stephen Curry replayed the shot in his mind over and over, silently shaking his head several times in the locker room late Thursday. Eventually, the triumphant Golden State Warriors guard showered, dressed and walked into a hallway of onlookers before finally uttering a simple word that summed up his memorable night.
Curry completed a jaw-dropping Warriors comeback from 20 points down in the fourth quarter – the third-largest in NBA playoff history – with a stunning corner 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left to send Game 3 against the New Orleans Pelicans into overtime. From there, the MVP candidate finished with a game-high 40 points en route to a 123-119 victory that left Golden State a win away from moving on to the second round. Curry’s smooth shot silenced the boisterous Pelicans crowd, and was still the rage long after the game ended.
“I’ve been a part of a couple comebacks, but not with that much of a deficit in the playoffs in a game that is very important to us, and one we really wanted to get,” Curry told Yahoo Sports. “It feels kind of surreal.”
The Warriors were admittedly awful during the first three quarters as the Pelicans took an 89-69 lead. New Orleans even had a 19-0 run at one point in the game.
“We never got too down on ourselves,” Curry said. “Everyone had their heads up in the huddles and timeouts. ‘It’s a long game. It’s a long game. We just stick with it and it will be a sweet feeling if we can get this win.’ “
As usual, Twitter went absolutely apesh!t after witnessing Steph’s wrist work. The excitement even made a star of an anxious Pelicans fan who couldn’t believe what has happening to his team.
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