Remembering Stephen Curry's Game 3 against the Pelicans in 2015

Since Game 3 is on Friday, I'd like to do a little throwback of Stephen Curry's game 3 against the Pelicans in 2015.

The Warriors were down by 20 to start the fourth quarter.

Every time Golden State would cut into the lead, then-Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis would push the lead back up to 18, or 19 points. It was a seemingly insurmountable lead that the Pelicans would relinquish, but with about half the fourth quarter to go, the league MVP at the time, Stephen Curry, hit a two-point shot just inside the arc on the right wing to cut the Pelicans lead to 15.

The comeback was on.

Curry, then draws a foul on Norris Cole and hits a couple of free throws to cut the deficit to 13. Then the teams traded baskets for a couple of minutes. Golden State goes on a small 7-0 spurt to cut the deficit to eight, 103-95. Then, they went on a 13-5 run to send the game into overtime. Offensive rebounds were a big catalyst for this unreal comeback Curry and the Warriors stitched together. Golden State racked up 10 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter of game 3.

There were two monster shots Curry hit to keep the Warriors afloat.

The first, being a three-pointer from the top of the key. He got free from Jrue Holiday, did a small pump-fake, took a dribble and shot the ball. The ball dropped softly through the net as it cut the Warriors deficit to just two points, 107-105.

Davis was fouled in the backcourt by Draymond Green to try to extend the game for the Warriors. His first free throw curled out, giving the Warriors some breathing life, even if he made the second one. He did, giving the Pelicans a 108-105 lead. The Warriors called timeout.

Out of the timeout off the inbounds, Curry got the ball, took a couple of dribbles and shot the ball. It grazed the rim and plopped into the hands of reserve forward Marreese Speights, who took a dribble and handed it back to Curry, who relocated to the corner. He got the ball from Speights, contorted his body and shot a high-arcing three over the out-stretched hands of Davis and Tyreke Evans, who came crashing down on him.

The result was unreal.

The ball touched nothing but nylon.

That shot was the soul crusher for New Orleans. It was tied at 108 with 2.8 seconds left in the game. They had a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter and it disintegrated right before their eyes with one flick of the wrist by the greatest shooter the basketball world has seen.

Evans, who still had time to get a potential game-winner up, weaved his way through a couple of defenders and heaved a half-court shot that missed off the back rim.

The game headed to overtime.

As Curry went to the bench, he bent down and let out a scream.

The momentum had completely swung in Golden State's favor and Curry delivered more haymakers in the extra session, helping the Warriors defeat the Pelicans 123-119.

It was a game for the ages if you were a Warriors fan. The shot Curry hit to tie the game was a shot that immortalized him as the greatest shooter to live.

Here are those legendary Curry highlights in game 3 vs the Pelicans three years ago.

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