Stephen Curry has drained a combined 2,097 three-pointers between the regular season and the postseason throughout his eight-year NBA career. Following a 6-of-8 night from beyond the arc against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, he was asked to choose the favorite shot he’s ever made in his NBA career.
“That’s an interesting question,” Curry told Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. “It’s a good question — probably Game 5 of the first Finals. A three I hit in the fourth quarter, just because of how big a moment that is when you’re trying to win a championship.
“It doesn’t seem like that spectacular, but it was a cool moment.”
While the reigning MVP wasn’t the most specific with his answer, he’s likely talking about a step back three over Matthew Dellavedova that put the Golden State Warriors up by 10 over the Cleveland Cavaliers with less than three minutes to go in the game.
Steph Curry's favorite shot of his career comes at the 3:03 mark of this clip https://t.co/FqtG6ppVSr
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 20, 2017
With the series tied at 2-2, the shot had a monumental significance, turning the tide in the Warriors’ favor and putting them one win away from their first championship in 40 years.
Curry recently hit Delly with a similar move during Saturday’s 25-point win over the Bucks, giving the Aussie guard a few flashbacks of the nightmares he experienced throughout the six-game series.
Steph with the splash before the buzzer pic.twitter.com/Es8pFrNagH
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 19, 2017