He kept shooting and the ball kept going in. That statement is nothing new if you’re talking about the greatest long distance shooter in NBA history, but Steph Curry’s performance in the first quarter of the first game of the 2022 NBA Finals was unprecedented. He connected on six three-pointers in the first half against the Boston Celtics, setting a record for any quarter in Finals history–one he previously shared with Kenny Smith and Ray Allen.
The jersey he wore in the first half of that opening game sold through NBA Auctions late last week for $203,233.
Curry was wearing the Association Edition white jersey during what turned out to be a 120-108 loss to the Celts in San Francisco. After scoring 21 in the first quarter, he finished with 34, tied for his fifth highest single game Finals total.
A total of 101 bids were entered in the auction, which opened June 29.
Other Game 1 Warriors jerseys sold including those worn by Klay Thompson ($26,060), Jordan Poole ($20,620) and Draymond Green ($7,020).
The auction for the only other set of Finals jerseys that will be offered is set to close Thursday. Bidding for Curry’s City Edition road jersey has pushed past $100,000.
The auctions for Celtics jerseys from Games 1 and 3 along with game-used nets and basketballs are currently underway.