Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant on pace to average 2nd most combined points per game since 2003
The two stars are on pace to average the second-most combined points per game in a season since 2003, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal combined for 57.5 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The @warriors' Stephen Curry (28.5 PPG) and Kevin Durant (27.5 PPG) are averaging a combined 56.0 points per game this season.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) February 14, 2019
Stephen Curry is putting up 28.5 points this season while shooting 49.0 percent from the field, 44.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 91.9 percent from the free-throw line. The sharpshooter is third in the NBA in points per game.
Kevin Durant, meanwhile, is averaging 27.5 points and shooting 51.3 percent from the floor, 36.2 percent from the 3-point line and 89.4 percent from the foul line. KD is fifth in the league in scoring.
During the 2002-03 season, Kobe Bryant averaged 30.0 points per game, while Shaquille O’Neal put up 27.5. The Lakers, though, didn’t win the championship that season, something the Warriors are most likely going to do this season.
If Golden State wins the title this year, they will be the first team since those Lakers to three-peat. Los Angeles won the championship from 2000-02.
Curry and Durant are establishing themselves as one of the best duos in NBA history. The two can shoot and score from anywhere on the court and make it look effortless.