Steph Curry is seven three-pointers away from making history and overtaking Ray Allen for the three-point crown. With Curry on the verge of rewriting the record books against either Indiana or New York, we look back at the incredible moments of his sharp-shooting career so far.
54 Points at Madison Square Garden
February 27, 2013
Curry became a household name after torching the New York Knicks for 54 points in an amazing shooting display. He shot 18-28 from the field and an incredible 11-13 from beyond the arc. His 11 threes were one short of the NBA record at the time.
Curry’s breakout game was filled with all tricks and shots that we have come to know and love. He casually tossed up impossible layups, shot soft jumpers from the paint and of course, drained a ton of three-pointers. What’s also amazing is that he played all 48 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back, unheard of in today’s game.
Dirty Crossover On Chris Paul
April 1, 2015
It’s not a 40-foot three but it’s equally satisfying. Steph Curry put the moves on Chris Paul and sent him the wrong way before knocking down the mid-range jumper.
It wasn’t until 2020 that Chris Paul gave Curry credit for the crossover admitting, “Listen, he got me”.
Three-Point Dagger Against OKC Thunder
February 27, 2016
Steph put up 46 points on 14-of-24 shooting including 12-of-16 from three, 6 assists and 2 steals. However it was his twelfth three of the night that won the game and got everybody talking.
Most Threes In A Single Season
Steph Curry smashed his own record for most threes in a season. His 402 three-pointers eclipsed the 272 that he scored in 2012-13. Curry now occupies four of the top five positions for most three-pointers in a season.
First Ever Unanimous NBA MVP
Curry became the league’s first ever unanimous MVP after leading the Warriors to an NBA-best 73-9 record. During the regular season, Curry shot 50.4% from the field, 45.4% from deep and an NBA-leading 90.8% from the line. He joined Steve Nash as the only players to average 50/45/90 for an entire season.
The MVP’s scoring average of 30.1 ppg made him the first guard since Michael Jordan in 1992 to average at least 30 ppg while shooting 50% or better. Curry also joined Allen Iverson as the only players to lead the league in steals and scoring.
Think Steph will win MVP again this season? He’s currently +140 to win his third MVP award.
157 Straight Games With A Three-Pointer
November 13, 2014 to November 3, 2016
For just under two years, Steph Curry had managed to score at least one three-pointer in every game he played. The streak came to an end after he went 0-10 from deep in a 117-97 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Curry currently holds the second-best record for most consecutive games with a three-pointer with 150 games. If he suits up and scores a three-pointer in all of the Warriors’ upcoming games, Curry will have a new record by December 28 against Denver.
13 Threes In A Game
November 7, 2016
Just days after his three-point streak came to an end, Curry exploded for 46 points against New Orleans and set what was an NBA record at the time with 13 three-pointers. He previously shared the NBA’s single-game record of 12 threes with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
“It’s a pretty cool record to have,” Curry said after the game. “I know it probably won’t last too long, but to have a three point record that’s something that’s pretty special that you can have in your back pocket.”
Two years later Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson broke the record after sinking 14 three-pointers in a win over Chicago.
51 Points in Three Quarters
October 24, 2018
Steph notched his sixth career 50-point game after putting up 51 points in three quarters of play. He knocked down 11-16 from deep before sitting out the fourth quarter.
Despite only giving Curry 32 minutes of court time, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was amazed with the shooting display. “You got a guy taking 40-footers and you’re on the sideline going, ‘Yeah, that’s a good shot,’ ” Kerr said.
Imagine Curry’s stat sheet if he had played all four quarters.
Career-High 62 Points Versus The Trail Blazers
January 3, 2021
The Warriors guard came hot out of the blocks against Portland, scoring 21 first-quarter points. He ended up amassing 62 points on 18-31 shooting and 8-16 from downtown. With this game Steph became only the third player in NBA history to score at least 30 points in both halves.
Passing Reggie Miller For 2nd on 3-Point List
January 23, 2021
Steph drained a catch-and-shoot corner three to surpass Pacers legend Reggie Miller on the all-time three-pointers made list. Miller had scored 2560 three-pointers in 1389 regular season games whilst Curry overtook him in just his 715th game.
Another Record Breaking Season
On top of being crowned the NBA’s all-time three-point shooter against New York, there’s plenty more to look forward to for Steph Curry and the Warriors. Curry only needs to score a three-pointer in each of his next seven games to break his record of 157 straight games with a three-pointer.
Can Curry Win His Third MVP Award?
Curry is currently the hot favorite to win the 2021-22 MVP Award. Before the season he was behind the likes of Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the race for MVP.
Two months into the season and Curry is now favored to win the award after leading the Warriors to the second-best record in the league behind averages of 27 ppg, 6.3 apg, 5.6 apg and 1.7 spg.
Another Warriors Championship Run?
Golden State have exceeded everyone’s expectations this season given the absence of Klay Thompson. They’re currently a top five team on defense and offense and only trail the Phoenix Suns for the best record in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets may remain the favorite to win it all but the Warriors are looking like the real deal so far.