Shaun Livingston beat the shot clock Wednesday in the most majestic way. It was his first 3 pointer this season too.
The Warriors are so good at shooting from range that they’re now dropping accidental 3-pointers. The 3-point revolution has taken over the NBA, but Golden State’s Shaun Livingston has held fast to his roots in the mid-range. Entering Wednesday’s game against the Suns, the veteran had made just 12 3-pointers in his entire career, six of which came during his first three seasons.
Livingston was without a triple this season and hadn’t made a shot from behind the arc since Jan. 31, 2016.
In the closing seconds of the first quarter, with the Warriors already leading by 20 points, there was a scramble for the ball between the 3-point line and midcourt. Eventually Steph Curry secured the ball and flipped a pass to Livingston, who was standing behind the 3-point line.
Livingston spotted JaVale McGee all alone near the rim, so he lobbed up a pass. Unfortunately for Livingston, he misfired on the pass. Fortunately for Livingston, that misfire earned him three points.