San Antonio Spurs veteran big man Tim Duncan drained a corner 3-pointer in Wednesday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 38-year old forward, who rarely plays outside of the key, won $100 from an old college friend in the process.
Duncan’s friend bet him $100 that he would not make a 3-pointer in the game — a seemingly safe bet considering Duncan has only made one 3-pointer all season. In the third quarter, Spurs point guard Tony Parker drove the lane and drew a double-team. This left Duncan wide open behind the arc. Parker dished to Duncan and he easily knocked down the triple.
— NBA (@NBA) March 26, 2015
The long range swish was a rare feat from Duncan. A quick look back at his career statistics shows that the 18-year veteran averages nine 3-point attempts per season and makes less than two per season. Apparently the “Big Fundamental” is not afraid to shoot from downtown when there is money on the line though!
As for Duncan’s friend, she seemed pretty entertained by the basket, despite losing the bet!
Tim's BFF from college bet Tim $100 to make a 3-pointer… What a happy loss! pic.twitter.com/x0c3OLCZVS
— Vanessa Macias (@VanessaLMacias) March 26, 2015
The Spurs crushed the Thunder 130-91. Duncan ended with 16 points on the night.
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