NBA defenses have not yet been able to come up with an answer for Steph Curry, so they've taken it to the next level in order to try to inhibit the two-time MVP's super-effectiveness.
We saw a new strategy employed during the Warriors' road game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night after Curry had knocked down eight 3-pointers through the first two-and-a-half quarters.
One might say he was shooting the lights out.
And that's exactly what happened.
With four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Curry had the ball above the arc and was stepping into a 3-pointer when, suddenly, the lights went out at Smoothie King Center.
You have to hand it to Pelicans. It was a creative attempt. And ultimately, it was rather effective, as Curry cooled off through the remainder of the frame. In fact, he shot 1-of-11 from the field through the remainder of the game.
The Warriors would go on to lose 108-103. After the game, Curry was asked about the odd occurrence.
"Yeah, I hadn't seen that one before. They tried to get me saying I shot it before the lights went out. It's a weird situation, because we were flowing a little bit, and I guess kind of after that it was kind of a rough offensive situation. But, tough game all the way around."
The lights going out was officially described as “a brief technical error that was identified immediately and rectified.”
Obviously, there was no foul play actually occurring. But given Curry's penchant for pouring in points, you can see why some teams might feel like that's the only way to stop him.