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Counting down top plays of Steph Curry's career before 30th birthday -- No. 2

Counting down top plays of Steph Curry's career before 30th birthday -- No. 2

Programming note: In the lead up to Stephen Curry's 30th birthday on March 14th, we will be unveiling the top plays of his historic career. Check back Wednesday for the No. 1.

Curry No. 2: Epic 35-foot game-winner in OT vs Thunder on Feb. 27, 2016

The Warriors are locked in an epic battle against an Oklahoma City team featuring Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and it looks bad when Curry leaves in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle.

He not only returns but also conquers, scoring 46 points, including 12 3-pointers, punctuated by pulling up from 35 feet to sink the game-winner in OT. It is the biggest shot of the regular season.

[RELATED: Counting down top plays of Steph Curry's career before 30th birthday -- No. 3]

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace not target of hate crime, FBI investigation says

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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace not target of hate crime, FBI investigation says

After an emotional Monday at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, the FBI concluded African American NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime.

It appeared a noose was found in Wallace's garage stall at Talladega on Sunday, but an FBI investigation showed the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been placed their months ago. This was well before Wallace's garage assignment.

Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR, was accompanied by every driver and pit crew Monday as he drove to the start line. After finishing 14th, he greeted fans for an emotional post-race interview, where he said the last week had been "hell."

Athletes like Steph Curry, LeBron James and many more rallied around Wallace on Monday. Wallace has been outspoken on racism in the sport and even helped push Confederate flags out of NASCAR events and off any properties of the sport.

More will come from this investigation, and Wallace will continue his fight to push racism out of the sport he loves.

NASCAR investigating after noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall

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NASCAR investigating after noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall

Driver Bubba Wallace is pushing for change in NASCAR, but an incident Sunday shows the sport still has a long way to go.

NASCAR released a statement Sunday night saying the sport is investigating a noose that was left in Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

The person responsible for action will be eliminated from the sport, NASCAR said in the statement.

"As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all," NASCAR wrote.

Wallace, the only Black drive in NASCAR, issued a statement as well.

Two weeks ago, Wallace called for NASCAR to remove the Confederate flag at all events, and the sport banned the symbol shortly after Wallace's interview on CNN.

NBA superstar LeBron James had a strong reaction to Sunday's news.

ESPN's Ryan McGee noted on Twitter that there is very limited access to the infields at NASCAR races, so identifying the suspect shouldn't be difficult.