Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry continues to amaze the world with his abilities to shoot the ball. His latest achievement came on Monday night in 111-105 loss to Spurs when he managed to drain a 61-foot three-pointer and claim the longest field goal made in 2018/19 NBA season.
With 1.8 seconds left in the first quarter, Curry received an inbound pass from Shaun Livingston in front of his own basket, took a dribble and launched a ball into the air. The ball hit the backboard and somehow got in, which sent Warriors’ bench into a frenzy.
Curry talked about the shot with the reporters after the game saying that he had a feeling it will go in.
“I might be delusional, but every time I shoot it, I feel like it’s going in,” – said Curry. “You kind of know right away whether it has a chance or not. Some of them are in and out, it’s close, whatever. That one felt great, I was running after [it]. A cool way to end the quarter, I just wish we had gotten the win, too.”
The 61-footer was Stephen Curry’s longest field goal made in the regular season, while he managed to score a 62-foot three-pointer in the playoffs. Since entering the league, he has four 50-foot and more made FGs, being tied with Zach Randolph for most in the last 20 years.
Curry is currently enjoying a great season even by his standards, averaging 27.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game and helping Golden State to the first spot in the Western Conference.