Chris Paul not called for foul on Steph Curry’s last shot (Video)

Chris Paul got away with what many felt was a foul on Steph Curry on the final play of the Clippers’ 98-96 win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Golden State had 7.8 seconds left and sent the ball in to Curry who was in iso against CP3. Curry pushed off to free himself, then went for the step-back 3-pointer. Paul appeared to make contact with Curry on the elbow, but the real contact was down lower where CP3 pushed Curry with his left forearm.

Chris Paul Steph Curry foul

“Chris did a good job of putting his hands on [Curry]. When he went up for the shot, you’re supposed to be able to come down,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said after the game via SI’s Ben Golliver.

There was definitely contact there from both players. Curry pushed off, and Paul nudged Curry backwards during the shot. But was that enough to warrant a foul call? I didn’t think so.

Here’s the pushoff by Steph that many are conveniently omitting from the conversation:

Steph Curry CP3 pushoff

That’s also a slick veteran move by CP3. While everyone’s looking up at the shot, hit ‘em down low. That’s a classic magician’s deception move right there.

Mark Jackson beats Stephen Curry in shooting contest (Video)

Mark Jackson Stephen CurryMark Jackson may have put on weight and be out of shape now that his playing days are over, but he can still stroke it.

In a video posted to YouTube Monday by the Golden State Warriors, Jackson can be seen beating star player Stephen Curry in a shooting contest held after the team’s practice in Indianapolis. Their contest was a best-of-five racks. Since Jackson topped Curry on each of the first three racks, he got the win without them having to do the final two shooting spots.

I think that was just Jackson giving Curry payback for this embarrassing video.

Stephen Curry to wear shoes with last year’s stats on them

Stephen-Curry-WarriorsAfter a solid first three years in the NBA, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry took his game to another level last season.

Curry set career highs in points (22.9) and assists (6.9) per game. He dropped 20+ points 53 times, 30+ 14 times, 40+ twice and 50+ once. And for good measure, the seventh pick of the 2009 draft established a new NBA record by draining 272 three-pointers, besting Ray Allen’s previous mark of 269.

And there’s more.

Tomorrow night the Warriors will take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, the site of Stephen Curry’s 54-point explosion last February. When the leading vote getter among Western Conference backcourt players for this year’s All-Star Game takes the floor, he’ll do so in these.

Will special kicks equal another memorable game at MSG? The Knicks would certainly prefer to not see a repeat of this performance.

Stephen Curry’s wife and mom have great reaction after his bad 3-point competition round

Stephen Curry is the best shooter in the NBA and probably the history of basketball. He was the favorite to win the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest over NBA All-Star Weekend. As we’ve seen from his practice videos in the past, the guy is practically automatic with nobody guarding him. AND SOMEHOW HE DIDN’T EVEN GET OUT OF THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 3-POINT CONTEST!

Perhaps nothing better illustrated the surprise and disappointment of seeing Steph get eliminated from the competition early than the reaction from his wife Ayesha (pictured left) and mom Sonya (middle). Sonya was acting like she had a couple Gs on her son:

Sonya Curry

At least Curry had a nice consolation prize — he got to hang out with his wife and watch the rest of the events while sitting courtside:

Stephen Curry wife Ayesha

GIF via @cjzero

Stephen Curry dunks on coach Mark Jackson outside team hotel (Video)

I am straight dying over here. Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors teammates had some fun with coach Mark Jackson this week, putting him on the dunk cam with a little posterization action outside the team hotel.

According to video uploader Kent Bazemore, that was him holding the trash can, Draymond Green throwing the pass, and Curry with the finish. Nemanja Nedovic was the man behind the camera.

That was classic.

Jackson obviously couldn’t believe what happened to him, but later said on Twitter that he loved it.

The dunking on someone out of nowhere is a phenomenon that has caught on recently. This great GIF is the first time I saw it:

Man, I can’t get over Draymond Green’s face here:

Stephen Curry Mark Jackson


Stephen Curry hits game-winning shot, wife hooks him up with great food spread (Video)

Stephen-Curry-game-winnerStephen Curry knocked down the game-winning shot for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night to give them a win over the Dallas Mavericks. With the score tied 93-93 and less than a second difference between the shot clock and game clock, Curry was able to gain just enough separation from Shawn Marion to drain a shot just inside the 3-point line.

The basket gave Golden State a two-point lead with 1.5 seconds left, leaving the Mavericks just enough time for a desperation full-court heave that was off the mark. Curry, whose incredible shooting skills have been well-documented, finished with 33 points and 10 assists. He played the role of hero, and his wife treated him accordingly after the game.

Grilled cheese, popcorn and sugar cookies? What more can a kid ask for?

Stephen Curry does not miss 3-pointers in practice (Video)

Stephen-Curry-3-pointersGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is arguably the best outside shooter in the NBA. He set the record for most 3-pointers made in a single season last year by draining 272 shots from beyond the arc. Curry is a career 44.5% 3-point shooter, which is a better percentage than some guys shoot from anywhere on the floor. And you know what they say — practice makes perfect.

[Related: Stephen Curry challenges Michigan star to 3-point contest]

In practice, Curry hits practically every single 3-pointer he attempts. Earlier this week, Warriors beat writer Marc Thompson posted a couple of videos of Curry raining 3-pointer after 3-pointer. Thompson had to film two separate videos before Curry finally missed a shot. For those of you counting at home, he made 23 in a row. Here are the rest of the shots:

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