Curry Sets New All-Time NBA Career Record for Three-Pointers
Even though others have been saying it for years, Stephen Curry never wanted to say it himself. He would not call himself the best basketball shooter in the world unless the numbers proved it. So, where are we now? Last week, he became the NBA’s all-time leading shooter with his 2,974th three-pointer in the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ triumph over the New York Knicks.
Curry shattered Ray Allen’s record, which he had held for 10 years after passing Reggie Miller. They were both at the game, and Curry was given a jersey with the number 2,974 on the back. By the time Curry is done playing a game in a style that didn’t exist before him, that figure may reach 4,000 or more. Allen set the career record in 1,300 games, while Curry achieved it in 789 games. With 2,560 points, Reggie Miller is third on the list.
With 7:33 left in the first quarter, Curry scored the record-winning shot from the right wing, raising his arms in the air, blowing a kiss, and pounding his chest as he jogged back down the court. After committing a foul, the Warriors swiftly called a timeout, allowing the celebration to begin. Curry greeted his father Dell, who was sitting courtside, while Bob McKillop, Curry’s Davidson coach, stood in the seats, beaming with Larry Riley, the most deserved for bringing Steph to the Warriors as the seventh pick. The 33-year-old point guard ran back across the court for a long embrace and a few happy words from Allen, followed by a hug from a teammate Draymond Green, among others.
Curry’s Three-Pointer Stats This Season
Curry leads the career record for three-pointers after already having two of the top three seasons – including the only season with 400 threes. Prior to the special night in Madison Square Garden, Curry had made at least one three-pointer in every game he had played this season, for a total of 140, and it seems that he is giving bettors a safe wager on over points margins on the best betting sites for basketball. He is averaging 5.4 made three-pointers per game while shooting 40.4% from long range. He has made nine three-pointers in a game four times this season: against the Atlanta Hawks on November 8, the Chicago Bulls on November 12, the Brooklyn Nets on November 16, and the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 18. Curry also has the longest active streak of three-pointers made, having made at least one in 151 consecutive games. He had previously gone 157 games in a row with at least one three-pointer.
Curry established the record for most three-pointers made in both the regular season and the playoffs in November. The generally referred to record is only for the regular season, which is what Curry is attempting to achieve right now. Allen also had the previous record of 3,358 three-pointers made in the regular season and playoffs.
Warriors Going Towards Top of Western Conference Standings
Curry’s greatness was not on the horizon when he entered the league in 2009 as the seventh overall choice out of Davidson, a school that is not known for producing good players. But, with an unrivaled mix of dribbling and shooting accuracy, he spearheaded a long-distance revolution that transformed the three-pointer from an afterthought in NBA offenses to a weapon. He has led the league in three-pointers six times and is on his way to a seventh for a Warriors squad that has resurrected and now has the best record in the league at 23-5.
Following two seasons of injury, the Warriors are still waiting for Klay Thompson to return. The team from San Francisco, on the other hand, has now the win-loss ratio better than a quarter of the way through the 2021-22 season. Curry is a significant reason for the Warriors’ early success, which has shocked many. He has a game average of 27.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.