Stephen Curry passes Jason Terry for 3rd place on all-time 3-pointers list
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry surpassed Jason Terry for the third spot on the all-time 3-pointers made list during Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls. This puts the two-time MVP behind two of the most prodigious shooters in league history — Reggie Miller (2,560 career triples) and all-time sniper king Ray Allen (2,937 career treys).
Steph just passed Jason Terry for 3rd All-Time in 3's 👏 pic.twitter.com/jxfgY4umLW
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 12, 2019
Curry started the game two 3-pointers behind the 42-year-old Terry, who last played in the NBA last season with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The ninth-year point man recently broke his own record by being the fastest player to 150 3-pointers in a season, doing so in 30 games after reaching the mark in 33 games during his 2015-16 MVP season.
Curry is approaching the top two players on this list at a maniacal pace, already more than halfway to 300 3-pointers made in a season through a mere 31 games — a mark only he has reached on two occasions.
The Warriors guard recently moved past Kyle Korver for fourth place, and it was only a matter of time before he surpassed Jet on the all-time list, nearing the top spot at predatory speed after revolutionizing the way teams look at the 3-point shot as a useful weapon.
Curry has been the ultimate 3-point marksman during his NBA career, hitting at a 40 percent clip from deep or above in each of his nine seasons in the league.
At his current pace, Curry could catch Miller by the early waters of 2019-20, while Allen’s record could take a while longer to beat, likely stretching into his 11th season in the league.