Stephen Curry’s insane playoff record gets easily destroyed by Jazz star Donovan Mitchell
Despite their 118-104 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 on Monday, Mitchell still punched his way to the history books after scoring 37 points on 6-of-15 shooting from deep (9-of26 overall). With that, he broke Curry’s previous record of four straight games with at least 30 points and five-plus 3-pointers.
Mitchell now has five of such stat line, stretching back in Game 5 of their first-round series with the Memphis Grizzlies (via Stat Muse). For his part, Curry set his record back in 2015 during their second-round series with the Grizzlies (1) and Western Conference Finals showdown with the Houston Rockets (3).
Donovan Mitchell has scored 30+ points and 5+ threes in 5 straight games, the longest streak in NBA playoff history.
That breaks the record previously set by Steph Curry in 2015.
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 15, 2021
Donovan Mitchell has truly established himself as one of the elites with his current play for the Jazz. While Utah has struggled over their last two games, the ascendance of the 24-year-old has been a huge positive for the franchise.
Besides, any time you are mentioned alongside Stephen Curry–arguably the greatest shooter of all-time and a three-time NBA champion–you know you are doing something right.
Mitchell, however, can’t focus too much on individual milestones as he tries to get the Jazz out of their recent woes. The team has already blown their 2-0 lead against the Clippers, and Mitchell knows very well the team needs him to step up even further to avoid the same fate the Dallas Mavericks had at the hands of the Los Angeles squad.