Golden State Warriors' superstar Stephen Curry added another chapter to his greatness on Tuesday night, lifting his team to a stunning 132-126 overtime win against the Boston Celtics.
After having to sit the last 70 seconds of the first-half following his third foul, Curry found himself in major trouble when he picked up his fifth with over six minutes left in the third-quarter. Yet the two-time MVP found a way to defy the foul trouble, and Boston's subsequent relentless attack on him defensively, to deliver the Warriors' best win of the season.
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has claimed that Stephen Curry should be in the greatest of all-time conversation
Having scored just 13 points in the first three periods, Curry exploded in doubling that tally in the fourth to send the game to overtime after the Celtics had earlier led by 17. He followed that with a further seven points in the overtime period, including the dagger three at the end of the shot-clock buzzer in the final 10 seconds.
His 20 combined points in the final period and overtime came on 7-11 shooting and 4-5 from three-point range. It came just days after he lifted the Warriors past the Brooklyn Nets over the weekend with 16 fourth-quarter points on 7-7 shooting.
The 35-year-old is averaging 28.2 points on 41.2% three-point shooting, with the greatest shooter of all-time continuing to amaze with his spectacular shot-making.
But Curry has and is much more than just the GOAT shooter, with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal pondering whether the nine-time All-Star should be in the conversation for the best player of all-time.
"I'm wondering, not saying, I'm just wondering, cos' he's been consistently the best shooter his whole career, I'm wondering is it time to start putting him as the best player of all-time? I played 20 years, watched 20 years before that, I've never seen a guy like him," O'Neal said on TNT after the game."
O'Neal has often professed his love and admiration for Curry in recent years -- the 15-time All-Star has declared Curry his favorite player, and also the player he would have most liked to teamed up with during his playing days.
Curry has leapt into a top 10 player of all-time for many fans and analysts, with Tuesday night's performance another indication that he's got plenty left in the tank to add to his legacy.