Stephen Curry officially introduced himself as a non-human being on Saturday when the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-118 in overtime.
Curry hit a 32-footer (or perhaps, 32.3 or 32.5 feet) like it was a free throw to lead the Warriors to a stirring comeback victory over Kevin Durant and the rest of the Thunder.
The Warriors trailed by 11 points at the 4:37 mark and 103-99 with 14 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. The Thunder even led 114-110 with 1:32 to go in the game.
The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls were at 52-6 at this point of their regular season. At 53-5, the Warriors are now on pace to beat Michael Jordan and the Bulls’ hallowed 72-10 win-loss record, which was previously seen as one of the unbeatable historical records in the game.
Thanks to Stephen Curry, who finished with 46 points on 14-of-24 shooting overall and a scorching 12-of-16 field goals from behind (and beyond) the arc, the Warriors were able to net the comeback victory on the road.
Some more notes on Stephen Curry’s more-than-human effort on Saturday night;
The Warriors point god made the game-winning three-pointer with 0.6 to go in the game—off a missed shot from Thunder’s Russell Westbrook and off a non-timeout from Golden State.
The greatest (shooter) ever tied the best mark for made three-pointers in a single game with the clutch three from the parking lot. Curry now ties Donyell Marshall (2005 with the Toronto Raptors) and Kobe Bryant (2003 with the Los Angeles Lakers) for the NBA’s all-time single game record of 12 three-pointers in a game.
Cheat-mode Curry also broke his own record of 286 three-pointers made last season. After the dozen treys performance Saturday night, Curry has now 288 total three-pointers for the year.
The Warriors, who clinched a playoff spot with the win over the Thunder, have 24 games left this season.
In honor of Stephen Curry’s 12 three-points made against the OKC Thunder, here are the 12 best posts on Twitter on Saturday.
And finally, the shot that broke the Thunder, NBA record books and the entire Internet on Friday night:
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