Stephen Curry eclipses Klay Thompson with new three-point record
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry continued on his rampage this season on Tuesday. He has already amassed a total of 201 three-point shots made through 43 games this season. His latest 200-three season is the eighth of his career, surpassing his teammate in Klay Thompson for the most in league history, per StatMuse.
Steph Curry has hit 200 threes this season.
It’s his 8th 200-three season, breaking a tie with Klay Thompson for most in NBA history.
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 7, 2021
The Warriors 33-year-old playmaker has made at least 200 three-pointers for seven straight seasons (outside of last seasons) dating back to the 2012-13 season. He even notched 402 three-pointers at one point in his career during the 2015-16 season when he was hailed as the league’s unanimous MVP.
On the floor, Curry was able to eclipse his Splash brother in Thompson as he launched a barrage of threes in the Warriors game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. He finished with a total of 41 points on 5/10 shooting from beyond the arc along with six rebounds and four assists.
On a rare occasion, Curry’s supporting cast finally showed up as they went up against a more talented Bucks squad. Kelly Oubre Jr. registered 19 points while Kent Bazemore added 18 points of his own for the Warriors.
The team’s impressive execution especially in the final moments of the game lifted them to a 122-121 win against the Bucks who were without main man Giannis Antetokounmpo due to knee soreness.
Heading into the latter stages of the season, Curry is averaging 29.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 6.0 assists through 43 games played. He has been able to maintain his efficiency despite the huge number of attempts that he has been taking as he is currently shooting an impressive 40.8% from beyond the arc.
More than breaking records, Stephen Curry is still seeking to put up greater performances in an attempt to steer his team to the Western Conference playoffs this season.