Steph Curry has revolutionised the game of basketball in a way that only he could. 3 point shooting was seen as something that only a handful in the league could be good at. But with Steph Curry attempting deep threes all through his career, team across the NBA have been forced to make all their players practice and get better at three point shooting.
He truly has ‘ruined the game’ for the traditionalists, something that he takes as a compliment.
And tonight was no different, once again the Steph Curry who was caused all this ‘three mayhem’ made an appearance.
At the end of the 1st quarter against the Spurs tonight, Curry was handed the ball with 1.8 seconds on the clock. The Warriors were down by 3 and Steph wanted to put the ball up and hope that he got the Warriors level.
He took a ridiculous 60 feet attempt, one that needed a miracle to go in, considering that it was a contested shot. But when you have Steph Curry playing the strings on a basketball court, any and everything is possible.
Curry banked home three and sent the Warriors camp in a frenzy.
Check out the video:
Wardell Stephen Curry II does not care about shooting percentages.
My word pic.twitter.com/CzqfHDsndQ
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) March 19, 2019
Steph Curry from Mars! Splash pic.twitter.com/zFz7AbEsd8
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) March 19, 2019
While Curry’s ridiculous 3 point attempt injected a lot of enthusiasm in the Warriors camp, they were not able to keep the good play up all through the 4 quarters.
The well-oiled Spurs managed to edge them out 111-105, taking the Warriors record for this season to 47-22.
The Spurs on the other hand are on 9 game winning streak and sit in 5th place in the Western conference, with a 42-29 record. They have turned on their ‘playoff mode’ and look set to storm into the playoffs with a good enough seed and with good enough momentum on their side.
Check out these twitter reactions on Steph Curry’s 3.
Standard @StephenCurry30 range
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) March 19, 2019
— LetsGoWarriors👌💛💙 (@LetsGoWarriors) March 19, 2019
This really is 2015 all over again: Bogut starts for the Warriors, Steph Curry closes the first quarter nailing a 50-foot halfcourt heave.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 19, 2019
The Warriors would now be hoping to put this Spurs loss behind them and get a winning streak going for themselves before the playoffs.
Having won games without Kevin Durant in the last few outings, one would have expected KD to add some extra oomph to the team today, but it just didn’t happen.
Are the Warriors a little better off without KD or are we just reading a little too much into it?