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Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets at the buzzer on Friday night. Curry can’t believe this was his first career buzzer-beater.
Curry had never made a shot to win the game at the buzzer until Friday night. After leading his team back from a deficit against the lowly Rockets, Curry owned Houston again, with a smooth stepback jumper from the elbow.
For. The. Win.
Curry’s been from another planet this season, and arguably leads the MVP conversation, especially with Kevin Durant out for the foreseeable future. Steph broke Ray Allen’s three-point record earlier this season, which could serve as the exclamation point on an MVP campaign.
After the game, Steph reacted to his first career buzzer-beater in hilarious fashion.
That poor chair.
Steph Curry buzzer beaters: How has he made none?
It’s fairly hard to believe that Curry has yet to make a buzzer beater. The man has always been so clutch, leading the Warriors to several NBA titles in his reign in Golden State.
“It’s about time I made one,” Curry exclaimed after the game. “That’s my first one!”
The man is always well aware of his NBA legacy, and that’s a highlight that’ll make the final reel one day.
“It felt great,” Curry said. “The way the whole last 48 hours have been with the way we played grinding out last night, going overtime, losing, the disappointment with that and then coming into this game, the back and forth, just grind-it-out mentality we had, the resilience we showed to give ourselves a chance the second half was impressive.”
With the win, the Warriors improved to 33-13 on the season. They’re now three games behind the Phoenix Suns for first in the Western Conference.