Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is used to coming through in the clutch. Thursday night, he came up big again, calmly draining a free throw before the Houston Rockets‘ home game against the Golden State Warriors to win $5,000 for charity.
Afterward, Correa told reporters he didn’t feel any pressure, because he “just came from Game 7 of the World Series.”
The “First Shot” is a tradition the Rockets began when Tilman Fertitta bought the team before this season. Celebrities attempt a free throw before each home game. If they make it, a charity gets $5,000. If they miss, the charity gets $1,000.
Correa did better than three of his Astros teammates who also have taken the First Shot.
Oh, the Warriors beat the Rockets 124-114.