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NBA: Curry hits a shot-of-the-season, Mavericks get payback on Jordan

Stephen Curry can hit pretty much anything and get it in the net, while the Mavericks can rest easy knowing their revenge on DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers was fruitful.

Stephen Curry has been on top form this year, apart from that blip against the Detroit Pistons on Monday. So far this year, he’s averaged .522 on Field Goals, better than any year previously, and .454 on triple pointers percentage, which is only .001 worse than his percentage in the 2011-12 season.

So, he’s doing pretty well then. Now, the Warriors were up against the Memphis Grizzlies for the second time this season. The Warriors won the game 100-84, extending their winning run either further, but neither of them were the talking points after the game. Stephen Curry was, once again, the focus of the post-game chat between fans and pundits alike.

His shot came in the third quarter, as the score lay at 62-58 to the Warriors. He intercepted a play from Grizzlies reserve JaMychal Green, then took it to the center court logo. Under pressure from the Grizzlies, he threw a ball that looked like it was destined for nowhere…until it went straight into the net for a three-pointer. Somehow.

The team are so used to this occurring now, then even have a hashtag for it:

Mavericks get payback on DeAndre Jordan, beat the Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks are a vengeful bunch, or so it seems. When they got the chance to take it to DeAndre Jordan, who went back on a four-year, $80 million contract free agent deal to move to the Mavericks in the summer, they took it with both hands open. While the Los Angeles Clippers (and Jordan) were in Dallas for the game, the Mavericks will be focusing less on Jordan’s betrayal and more on how well they played.

The game went right down to the wire, but ultimately the Mavericks took it 118-108. As late as 3 minutes to go, they were down 106-104, but managed to bring it back thanks to Dirk Nowitzki 3-pointer with just over a minute to go. This made Nowitzki the oldest player in NBA history to score 30 points in a single game.

Jordan was heckled and booed throughout the game, but was surprised by how little effort the Mavericks fans put into this, saying, “‘They’re obviously going to boo and heckle a little bit, but I thought it was going to be a lot worse.'” However, he didn’t play well, with just 9 points to his name.

All in all, a win for the Mavericks and a loss to rue for the Clippers.

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