Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry is just the fourth player in NBA postseason history to score 30 or more points in at least three consecutive games without missing a free throw.
Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Ray Allen and Steve Nash are the other players to accomplish this feat.
Stephen Curry is just the fourth player in NBA postseason history to score 30 or more points in at least three consecutive games without missing a free throw:
4 – Larry Bird, 1987
3 – Ray Allen, 2005
3 – Steve Nash, 2005
3 – Curry
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) May 17, 2019
Over his last three games, Curry has been on fire. The Warriors sharpshooter is averaging 34.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 48.8 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the foul line.
The Warriors are 3-0 during this stretch where Curry has gone nuclear. With Kevin Durant out of the lineup due to a right calf strain, Curry is once again the No. 1 option on offense like the old days before KD came to the Dubs.
Clearly, Curry is enjoying an increase in his usage rate.
The Warriors are up 2-0 against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. Durant has already been ruled out for Games 3 and 4 in Portland, so we’re likely going to see Curry go off again. Golden State is looking to advance to its fifth straight NBA Finals and win its third straight title.
Curry has already established himself as the best shooter in NBA history, but just in case people forgot, the two-time MVP is here to remind everyone.