Watch Steph Curry Tie The NBA Record For Most Missed 3s Without A Make
Jake ODonnell 10:00 am, February 28th, 2017
As the famous saying goes, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Ironically, if you're Steph Curry last night in Philadelphia, the same is true about the shots you do take from behind the three-point arc. Yep, he missed 'em all, but the worst part was that he kept shooting. Who does he think he is, Klay Thompson?
Not surprisingly, missing 11 consecutive three-point attempts without a make is the NBA's single game record.
[Elias Sports Bureau] Since the 1979-80 season (the first season in which the three-point line was introduced), only two others went 0-for-11 or worse from beyond the arc in a regular-season game. The Celtics’ Antoine Walker was 0-for-11 in a loss to the 76ers on December 17, 2001. And Trey Burke of the Jazz also went 0-for-11 as Utah fell to the Hawks on January 2, 2015. It happened once in the playoffs; John Starks infamously went 0-for-11 in Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals between the Knicks and Rockets.
It's hard to imagine anyone, let alone one of the greatest shooters of all time, pulling off such a feat of futility, but then again, only someone as supremely confident as Curry would feel compelled to keep shooting after 10 straight deep balls didn't drop. Either Steph (1,824 career 3s) didn't bring his A game to Philadelphia (who would blame him for taking the night off?), or he was a little too occupied with passing both Kobe Bryant (1,827) and Chauncey Billups (1,830) on the NBA's all-time three-point FG list. Whatever it was, it was hard to watch.
Video evidence that even the greats can have bad nights, below...
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