Curry Rewriting 3-Point Record Books
By Brian Martin
Stephen Curry knocked down eight 3-pointers during a 45-point, 10-assist performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night in Oakland.
It was the fifth of those eight triples that broke the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a single season. Curry owned the previous mark of 272 3-pointers made, which he set during the 2012-13 season. He finished Thursday night with 276 3-pointers for the season with three games remaining on the Warriors schedule.
While the number of 3-pointers made and attempted has continued to rise around the NBA, Curry remains on another level from the competition. He leads the league in both 3-pointers made (276) and attempted (625) and ranks third in the league in 3-point percentage (44.2%).
The player closest to Curry's 3-pointer tally is also the closest in terms of proximity to Curry — his backcourt mate and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson, who has knocked down 223 3-pointers this season.
Most 3-pointers made, 2014-15 season
It's not really a question of if, but when, Curry will surpass 300 3-pointers in a single season. His combination of high volume (NBA-high 8.1 3-point attempts per game) and success rate (44.2%, 3rd best in NBA) is extremely rare.
When we look at the players that attempt the most 3-pointers per game, Curry and Thompson are the only two players in the top 10 to shoot at least 40% on those shots and make three 3-pointers per game.
Most 3-pointers attempted/game, 2014-15 season
In just his sixth NBA season, Curry now owns three of the top five seasons in 3-pointers made, all coming in the last three seasons. Ray Allen (2005-06) and Dennis Scott (1995-96) are the only two players that hold a spot in the top five …. at least for now.
Most 3-pointers made in a season, all-time