Warriors’ Stephen Curry joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James, 2 others, as only players to average 32.4 points with a 60.7 true shooting percentage
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has been nothing short of transcendent in the 2019 NBA Finals, and according to Adam Fromal of NBA Math, he produced a staggering statistic to quantify his amazing achievements in this series so far.
Stephen Curry is averaging 32.4 points with a 60.7 true shooting percentage in the 2019 NBA Finals. List of players to match or exceed those numbers in league history:
1991-92 Michael Jordan
2001-02 Shaquille O'Neal
2016-17 Kevin Durant
2016-17 LeBron James
2017-18 LeBron James
— Adam Fromal (@fromal09) June 12, 2019
As you can see, Steph joined a list of only four “pantheon players” in terms of NBA Finals scoring an efficiency – showcasing his all-around brilliance in the series. If the Warriors pull off a miracle, Curry will easily (and deservedly) take home his first-ever Finals MVP award.
In Game 5, Curry weathered the storm of a furious single-handed Kawhi Leonard comeback from the Raptors as well as the loss of his teammate and friend Kevin Durant (who he shares this milestone with) in the first half of the game to an apparent Achilles injury. He also hit a titanic three-pointer in the final 2 minutes of the game to put the Warriors ahead before Thompson hit the triple that ended as the deciding factor.
Despite that, as well as a rash of injuries to multiple other players on the roster including fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson, former Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and big man Kevon Looney, Curry is playing perhaps the best postseason series of his career.
In Game 3, in which Curry was only flanked by Iguodala and a stalwart Draymond Green, the gifted point guard dropped 47 mammoth points in a loss to the Raptors.
Curry’s overwhelming brilliance might be all for naught if the Warriors are not able to pull this serious out in 7 games, but it will still go down in history as one of the all-time great performances.