In a courtside appearance during the Warriors’ 109-95 win over the Magic on Saturday, Steph Curry walked us through his miraculous game-winning shot against the Thunder in 2016. That shot was one of the most iconic of his career and, as Steph pointed out, marked the highlight of a week in which he was putting on an unbelievable display.
“That was probably one of the best weeks… We had a timeout left and coach decided not to use it. Sometimes closer isn’t better so just shoot it from wherever you get open, and thankfully it went in.”
Steph walks us through his amazing game-winner vs OKC in 2016
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During that 5 game stretch, Curry averaged 41.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists per game on .583/.551/.880 shooting splits. In the month of February of that season (10 games), he put up 37/6/7 on 55/54/88 splits — on 12.5 threes per game.
He went on to win his second-straight MVP that year and became the first-ever unanimous winner of the award as he led the Warriors to the best record in league history (73-9) and a trip to the Western Conference Finals.
Of course, we all know what happened from there. Kevin Durant came to town, the Dubs started a stretch of unbelievable dominance. Today, as Curry nurses a hand injury, his team has been left to scrape by as a shell of their former selves.
Without Steph, they have struggled to keep their heads above the water and the NBA as a whole has seen a dip in ratings. Clearly, the league misses Curry — and that shot back in 2016 shows us why.