2. Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals
Down to the final two moments, and there are so many shots, games, moments that I could choose. At No. 2 is a performance that set the Warriors up to win their first NBA Championship in 40 years, and give Curry his first ring.
In 2015, the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers were all knotted up at two games apiece heading back to the Bay Area for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. After struggling in previous games, Curry put on a show for the fans at Oracle Arena, previewing several winning years to come.
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A must-win for Golden State, as the next game would take place back in Cleveland. The 2014-2015 regular season MVP made sure his team went back to Cleveland one win away from an NBA Finals title, putting up 37 points in a 104-91 victory.
Sure, it wasn’t Curry’s best statistical game, but I put this performance by Curry at No. 2 because the man doesn’t get enough recognition for his clutch performances in Game 4 and Game 5 of this NBA Finals.
The three shots that I remember the most from Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals were two shifty dribble moves leading to fadeaway three-point daggers and then the thirty-foot bomb late in the game that sealed the deal.
If you watch any 2015 NBA Finals movie or documentary, those three shots are the biggest shots in the series, that eventually lead the Warriors to their first finals victory since 1975.