SAN ANTONIO — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry drained a 61-foot Three-pointer to shut the primary quarter of Monday evening’s 111-105 street loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It’s the longest shot anybody within the league has hit all season, based on ESPN Stats & Info analysis.
The shot got here as time was winding down. Curry obtained a cross from teammate Shaun Livingston, took a fast dribble after which heaved the shot up from the alternative Three-point line. It hit off the backboard and went in, and the Warriors bench went nuts. Curry ran towards the bench to have fun as AT&T Heart was left in shocked silence for a second.
Curry acknowledged after the sport that he did not name financial institution, however he did suppose the shot was stepping into when it left his hand.
“I could be delusional, however each time I shoot it, I really feel prefer it’s stepping into,” Curry stated. “You sort of know instantly whether or not it has an opportunity or not. A few of them are out and in, it is shut, no matter. That one felt nice, I used to be working after [it]. A cool approach to finish the quarter, I simply want we had gotten the win, too.”
The shot was the longest Curry has hit in an everyday season. He hit a 62-footer within the playoffs.
Nonetheless, the Three-pointer was one in every of solely six Curry hit on 18 makes an attempt Monday evening. He completed with 25 factors, 7 rebounds and eight assists.
Curry is one in every of 4 gamers who has hit a number of 50 footers since 2009-10. With that shot, Curry now has 4 such photographs to tie Zach Randolph for probably the most within the final 20 seasons; Andre Miller has three.
Curry takes pleasure in his long-range photographs, repeatedly training them after apply and earlier than video games.