The game-tying 3-pointer Golden State guard Stephen Curry hit with two seconds remaining in regulation, which forced overtime in the Warriors' 123-119 overtime victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday was arguably the biggest shot of the young NBA postseason.
Curry was surrounded by red-jerseyed Pelicans, including New Orleans All-Star forward Anthony Davis who was charging at him to try to block the shot, which majestically swished through the net to force overtime.
But according to a report, Curry didn't have to make the spectacular shot to have a chance at scoring three points on the play to try to send the game to overtime.
Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reports that even though Davis wasn't called for a foul while Curry was in the act of shooting on the play, sources reveal that he would have been had Curry missed the game-tying shot.
According to a couple sources, the explanation the Warriors received was that Curry would’ve gotten the foul if he had missed the 3— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) April 24, 2015