7

Stephen Curry 9 Threes From NBA History

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.

Interesting tidbits:

* 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

Marcus Thompson

  • Julian

    Hope he doesn’t make it, at least this season. He’ll probably do it within the next few seasons but I hope ray allen (my fav) can retire with the record

  • nickj

    it’d be nice for Curry to get the record but it’d be nicer for Warriors to get the win esp against the Spurs who will probably be their opponent for the first round of playoffs. Houston will probably tie GSW on overall record and they get tie breaker because of being better against us head-head.

  • Warrior D

    @ Julian you sound like a hater! I hope you shoot yourself when he does break it! Records are meant to be broken in this case

  • Dylan

    The playoffs r more important right now and a win against the spurs would really be good if u don’t make it this year u will def make it next

  • DeJuan

    @ Warrior D, there’s no need for hostility. He has a right to his opinion. But I’m with you though. I’m a Curry fan and I have no doubt he will break Ray’s record. Records are meant to be broken and if there was anyone that should break it, I can’t think of a better player candidate than Stephen. He had a lot to prove this season and with the slight ankle problems that was reoccurring he definitely bounced back and I hope he gets it. He has worked extremely hard for it. But still ultimately he needs to focus on the playoffs.

  • zgo

    F*^k ray allen

  • Anna

    Go Steph! All of Davidson is cheering for you!