Just a couple days ago, Stephen Curry’s chances at setting the single-season record for 3-pointers in a season were looking bleak.
But after Friday’s game, when he hit nine 3-pointers, Curry has made 261 3-pointers and is back in reasonable range of the record. He needs to make nine in two games to break Allen’s mark of 269, set with the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005-06.
CURRY: I know about it. I’m not trying to let it affect or change the way I play. Obviously shooting threes is a strength of mine. If I have a good look I’m going to shoot it, like I have been all season.”
Making nine 3-pointers over two games is hardly a rare feat for Curry, who is averaging 3.4 long balls per game. He’s done so 11 times already this season.
Shooting 45.3 percent from beyond the arc this season. At that rate, Curry would need to take about 20 3-pointers in two games.
Or, he could just get hot. Curry has made six 3-pointers or more in a game 14 times. He’s got three games with seven threes. One with eight. One with nine. One with 11.
This season, Curry is 7 of 17 from 3 against San Antonio, Monday’s opponent. He is 10 of 20 from 3 against Portland, who the Warriors visit in the season finale.
* Ray Allen hit 269 in 78 games. Curry is on pace for the same number of games. Allen averaged 38.7 minutes. Curry is averaging 38.3.
* Curry is 131 of 290 at home (45.2 percent). He is 130 of 286 on the road (45.4 percent).
* Curry’s worst month was Oct./Nov. He was 37 of 93 in those 15 games (39.8). Klay Thompson’s percentage for the season: 39.8.
* Ray Allen hit 7 3-pointers in the season finale to set the record. He needed 5 to tie Dennis Scott’s mark