Stephen Curry Nails Half-Court Buzzer-Beater to End Half Against Red-Hot Rockets

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2013

The hoops were extra wide during the Houston Rockets' 140-109 win over the Golden State Warriors, and Stephen Curry enjoyed convenient banking hours as the clock wound down at the end of the second quarter:

This Houston/GS game is insane. Rockets have 77 - at halftime. Steph Curry just banged a shot from midcourt

— Sean Sweeney (@SEANesweeney) February 6, 2013

Houston and Golden State combined for a ridiculous 26 three-pointers on the night. The only problem was that Golden State hit just three of them, and Houston went off to tie the NBA record for three-pointers made by a team in a game with 23 long balls.

Of course, the best part about the entire shot wasn't the fact that he hit it so nonchalantly from 47 feet, but that he looked so sad after the shot fell.

In case you hadn't looked at the little score box in the corner of the screen yet, you'll notice that Curry's three gave the Warriors 62 points in the half. The only problem is that Houston had piled up an amazing 77 points in the half.

Curry did have quite an off-night, especially when compared to the flurry of three-pointers that Houston was able to put in, but at least he's got a half-court bomb to put behind his ear and walk back to California with.

The Warriors were out-shined every step of the way in this one, but a half-court shot is always a cool thing to see. So I guess there's that.