Crazy stats show Stephen Curry is the new King of the Fourth
Even without Klay Thompson in the fold, many expect the Golden State Warriors to make waves this season. So far, they’re doing a good job behind Stephen Curry’s impressive fourth-quarter performances, which believe it or not, tops the NBA.
Statistics gathered by one Twitter user revealed that Curry averages 40.7 points per 36 minutes in the final frame. This metric is used to see how his numbers would look like if he played an entire game like how he performed in the fourth quarter. Also, Curry is shooting at an elite clip from the field, three-point distance, and the charity stripe during crunch time.
The Warriors’ wins over the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons, and the Toronto Raptors hinged on Curry’s gutsy performance in the fourth period. They fell short against the Denver Nuggets last Wednesday but they definitely gave Nikola Jokic and company a good scare.
Stephen Curry in the 4th quarter this season
40.7 PTS per 36 minutes (leads NBA)
11-21 2P (52.4%)
9-20 3P (45.0%)
19-19 FT (100%)
— Antonin (@antonin_org) January 19, 2021
In their most recent victory, a 19-point comeback against the Los Angeles Lakers, Curry’s clutch gene was on full display. His three-pointer over Anthony Davis in the final minute of the game proved to be the dagger against the defending champions.
The 32-year-old Curry struggled all night long with the defense of Dennis Schroder and Alex Caruso but this did not discourage him from rising up in the fourth quarter, where the Warriors climbed back from a 14-point deficit to steal the 115-113 win on the road.
Steph with the clutch three over AD 🔥pic.twitter.com/hHYx1EiPTP
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 19, 2021
The crazy numbers serve as a reminder to critics that Stephen Curry is still in peak form. Whenever he’s on the floor, especially when it’s a tight game, the Warriors always have a chance to win.