Stephen Curry's game-winner vs OKC officially changed to 37 foot shot

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Clocking in at 32 feet from the basket when he released the ball, Stephen Curry's long-range game-winner against the Oklahoma City Thunder last Saturday was already impressive enough. 

Now though, after a tweak by the statisticians at the NBA yesterday, the Golden State Warriors star's typically improbable three-pointer just got that little bit more impressive. 

As noted by Warriors beat writer Rusty Simmons, the league have now officially moved Curry's shot back a further five feet meaning he made the clutch basket from 37 feet back. 

Fans watching the game live, and those replaying Curry's monster shot in the days that have followed, had suggested it was from further out than the play-by-play gave him credit for.

Wednesday's change acknowledges this fact, whilst adding yet another cherry on the top of the reigning MVP's phenomenal season.

Setting the standard

For most other players in the league, a pull-up game-winner from anywhere beyond 25 feet would be an impressive one-off. For Curry, however, the scary thing is the fact his shot vs the Thunder came from a full 37 feet out won't even surprise anyone.

The NBA's leading star has been redefining the limits of a player's shooting range for some time now, and his three-pointer over the weekend is yet another piece of evidence to support the theory that he just might be the game's greatest ever shooter.

ESPN's Stats & Info helped back up that assessment in light of yesterday's amendment. 

As noted on their Twitter feed, now that Curry's shot vs OKC has been credited as being from 37 foot, the point guard is now a staggering 5 of 12 from that range and beyond this season.

The rest of the NBA combined are 24-445 in 2015-16.

Ominous form

The 27-year-old sat out the Warriors overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday with a sore ankle - an issue that has troubled him in the past during his NBA career. 

However, the decision to sit out the game was simply a precaution as the 54-5 team go in search of history, and a second consecutive Larry O'Brien Trophy.

It won't be long before Curry is back on the hardwood and, for everyone not associated with the Warriors, that is a worrying prospect.

When a player can effortlessly sink a clutch shot from 10 foot short of the half-way mark it is always going to be difficult for opponents to stop him.

The aura surrounding Stephen Curry continues apace this season, and the slight change to his game-winner against OKC will only help it grow.

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