“They do have a timeout, decide not to use it. Curry, way downtown … BANG!!! BANG!!! Oh, what a shot from Curry, with six tenths of a second remaining!”
Mike Breen’s double banger description of Stephen Curry’s game-winning shot in Oklahoma City on this date four years ago is perhaps the most memorable NBA call of the prior decade, and it will be surely remembered in Dub Nation as one of the best individual moments in franchise history for years to come.
As impressive as that moment was, and a go-ahead pull-up shot from 38 feet away with less than a second left in overtime was certainly impressive, it was the context of that moment that made it a signature play on the NBA’s ultimate highlight reel. Here are some reasons why this moment lives on, four years, and counting, after the Warriors’ 121-118 overtime win over the Thunder on Feb. 27, 2016.
Curry Splash Party
Stephen Curry’s game-winning deep splash was not your average game-winning shot, and the fact that it was from 38 feet away is only part of the story there. The deep splash was Stephen Curry’s 12th 3-pointer of the game, which at the time tied him with Kobe Bryant (1/7/03: LAL vs. SEA) and former Warrior Donyell Marshall (3/13/05: TOR vs. PHI) for most made threes in a single game.
And this wasn’t a one-game phenomena either, as Curry became the first player in NBA…