Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, after four 3-pointers in Wednesday’s win over New Orleans, now has 240 made 3-pointers this season. That ties him for the fifth-most in a season in NBA history with Peja Stojakovic, who finished with as many in 2003-04 with Sacramento.
In 2005-06, Ray Allen, then with Seattle, hit 269 3-pointers and set the single-season record. Curry has seven games left and needs 30 3-pointers to break that mark. That’s an average 4.3 per game, which is nearly a full 3-pointer more than what he’s averaging this season.
As you weigh whether or not he will break it, here is some interesting data.
* Curry is 122 of 266 from 3-point range at home (45.9). He is 118-263 on the road (44.9). The Warriors have four home games left and three road games.
* He is shooting 32.6 percent (48 for 147) from three against the Warriors’ remaining opponents: Phoenix (8-22), Utah (8-16), Minnesota (6-18), Oklahoma City (9-29), Lakers (8-25), San Antonio (7-17) and Portland (10-20).
* Curry has made at least 5 3-pointers in 18 games this season
* He’s had three seven-game stretches this season where he’s hit at least 30 3-pointers: 33 in a stretch bridging December and January, 30 in a stretch bridging February and March, 32 during a stretch in March.