The Thunder scored five quick points to start overtime, but four straight points from Curry got the Warriors to within one. There's even a name for that kind of shooting, which is frustrating to serious gamers: "3-point cheese". Also unprecedented, because while you and I have witnessed astonishing things in our lifetimes-the video cassette recorder, the McDonald's McDLT, a blog entirely dedicated to putting stuff on a cat (stuffonmycat.com)-we have never seen anything quite like Steph Curry.
"When I played years ago, if you shot a shot outside and hit it, the next time I'm going to be up on top of you", Robertson told reporters. That was pretty much my only thought.
"It was a little nerve-racking", he said. That still doesn't quite make sense to me. I had to get it re-taped. "He's always on our mind of how we can get him on the court and see more of him, but not to the detriment of some of the other goals that I've said". Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 37 points, but fouled out in the first minute of overtime. He also broke his own National Basketball Association record for 3s in a season, leaving the new mark at 288.
Many former players rushed to agree with Robertson that Curry's success is a result of the deficiencies of his era while their success was somehow purer.
Finally, the man of the hour, Stephen Curry, mentioned at the end that things went the Warriors way because they forced them to go their way. Dwyane Wade finished with 19.
With all the praise has come the expected criticism.
The insane part about that 8:41 of game action is that it was the most fun a bulk of National Basketball Association fans (including myself) have had watching a game all season. That is to say, it has seemed all season that the Warriors are in LeBron's head. I said, 'Man, they weren't as good as we were, ' " Green said. But now they don't do that.
"I have no idea how far it was, but I had it rolling all night", Curry said.
Curry has attempted 14 shots between 30 and 40 feet away from the basket this season, according to data collected by basketball-reference.com. It's too often that players of the past will chime in on a team's/player's current success, attempting to water down the current success with comparisons to a time when the league was much more demanding.
After the game, Curry validated our fears by telling reporters that even he was reminded of past ankle injuries despite not thinking the injury was serious.
"The game has changed", Thomas said on an appearance on the Mike & Mike radio show. "Some nights you're playing one style and some nights another". They never trailed against the Rockets, and pushed the lead out to 31 points in the second half before easing up.
One Twitter user posted: "There are no words for how good of a shooter Steph Curry is".
"My under 14 team in Melbourne Australia would have beat these @warriors 109-99", he wrote.
After Gasol went down, the Grizzlies sent Lee to Charlotte and acquired Chris Andersen, Lance Stephenson and P.J. Hairston to add to a locker room that already has colorful personalities like Zach Randolph, Matt Barnes and Tony Allen.
Westbrook missed a jump shot, thereby setting the stage for Curry to hit another heroic victor.
So Curry might not have convinced every star from yesteryear.