It will be a long time, if ever, before anyone forgets Stephen Curry's 62-foot jumpshot that instantly killed any hopes the Grizzlies had of forcing a Game 7.
The NBA MVP had an outstanding night, shooting 8-for-13 from beyond the arc, while ending the game with 30 points and 10 assists.
He scored 11 points in the first quarter and finished off the Grizzlies with a 13-point fourth quarter.
But the moment of the game, and perhaps the series, was Curry's long-range buzzer-beater.
With just 2.7 seconds left in the third quarter, Warriors shooting guard Andre Iguodala elevated to block a shot attempt by Grizzlies small forward Jeff Green, who then lost control of the ball.
It was immediately scooped up by Curry with 1.1 seconds left, and was launched with 0.8 seconds remaining before the end of the quarter. Time expired before the ball began its downward descension.
The shot fell and the rest is history.
This dude steph! Smh he's amazing— Tyvon Branch (@tyvonbranch) May 16, 2015
Curry tho!! SMH Don't make no doggone sense lol #PureButter— Brian Dawkins (@BrianDawkins) May 16, 2015
Stephen Curry u are RIDICULOUS!!!— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) May 16, 2015
@StephenCurry30 BRUH— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 16, 2015
crazy shot but what are the refs looking at!?— Latavius Murray (@LataviusM) May 16, 2015
Curry wit da shot!!! #cheffin— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) May 16, 2015
CHEF CURRY!!!!— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) May 16, 2015
Wow !!!! Steph!!!!— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) May 16, 2015
Real Deal https://t.co/yl5ojmOkBW— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 16, 2015
After the game, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he knew the shot was going in once Curry released it.
“When he let it go, I said, ‘I think this one’s going in,’” Kerr said on Friday. “I didn’t think it was a game-ender but it stopped their momentum, and then he had the great fourth quarter.”
Kerr explained that it is part of Golden State's practice routine to more or less horse around and shoot from half court and beyond.
“I probably shouldn’t tell you this,” he said in the wake of Golden State’s 108-95 win in Game 6 to close out this conference semifinal, “but before we let you in (to practice) every day, guys are firing full-court shots, half-court shots, drop-kicking balls, there’s music going. If (Kerr’s old college coach) Lute Olson would see that, he’d say, ‘Your team has no discipline.’”