Steph Curry Breaks John Starks’ 21 Year Old Record For Missed 3s in a Finals Game
Lucky for Stephen Curry, he still has at least 3 more games left in the 2015 NBA finals and a very bright future ahead of him after his record breaking night in GM2. Curry shot 5 of 23 from the field on Sunday including 2 of 15 from 3. The 13 missed 3-pointers breaks a 21 year old record which was owned by John Starks.
JOHN STARKS GM7 OF THE 1994 PLAYOFFS
In GM7 of the 1994 playoffs between the Knicks and Rockets, All-Star Starks missed 16 of 18 shots including all 11 of his 3-point attempts. Despite playing 8 seasons with the Knicks and being the all-time leader in made 3-point goals for the franchise, a lot of New Yorkers will still bring that game up as soon as you mention Starks’ name. Never mind how well he played in the other games including GM6 when he scored 27 points and shot 5 of 9 downtown – actually, those same people will probably bring up the final play of GM6 when Starks had a 3 blocked by Hakeem. My response to them is Starks was fouled by Olajuwon – which would have been his 6th – on the final play.
Starks did get a bit of personal revenge during the next season when the Knicks visited the Rockets for their first regular season meeting. Starks scored 22 points, dished out 7 assists and even dunked on Hakeem (1:07). But Hakeem and the Rockets had the last laugh again as they somehow made it to the NBA Finals, swept the Orlando Magic and became Clutch City.
Unlike Starks who had to wait months to play the Rockets again, Steph only has to wait 2 days. And unlike Starks who never got another chance at winning a ring, Steph has that opportunity right now and probably many more in the future as he continues to break records which are worth bragging about.