Watch: Steph Curry's signature move gets turned against him in Game 5 loss


What goes around comes around.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is known for doing his signature shimmy move after making a big basket, like he did in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Rockets.

Curry drained a three-pointer that put the Warriors up 78-56 and celebrated by doing the shimmy down the court. The Warriors won that game 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead.

But Rockets point guard Chris Paul remembered that and did a little celebrating of his own after hitting a ridiculous three-pointer right in Curry’s face during Game 5 Thursday night.

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With Curry all over him, Paul hit a fall-back three with an extremely high degree of difficulty as the shot clock expired. The bucket gave the Warriors a two-point lead roughly midway through the third quarter.

Running back down the court, Paul got in Curry’s face and did his own little shimmy right in front of him. The Rockets went on to win a 98-94 thriller to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Curry took Paul’s mocking well, just smiling it off. After the game, he said that he had it coming.

“It was well-deserved. It was a tough shot,” Curry said of Paul and his shimmy. “If you can shimmy on somebody else, you’ve got to be all right getting shimmied on. So I’ll keep shimmying, and maybe he will too.”

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Paul left the game in the final seconds of the game with a hamstring injury and wasn’t on the floor when the final buzzer sounded. He did not hold a news conference after the game, and was later ruled out for Game 6 on Saturday.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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