Warriors’ Stephen Curry’s ridiculous record after 40-spot vs. Cavs
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry went off again Thursday night, dropping 40 points in the win vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry hit nine more three pointers during the game, giving him 38 such games in his Hall of Fame career.
Curry has 10 games with nine or more three’s since April. That is more than any player has in their entire career in NBA history.
Stephen Curry finished with 40 points vs Cavs on Thursday & made 9 3-pointers.
Curry made 9 3-pointers in a game for the 38th time in his career.
Curry has more games with 9 3-pointers since April (with 10) than any other player has in his career in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/q5zooHZWCB
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 19, 2021
Everyone knows that Steph Curry is arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history. It is getting ridiculously hard to argue that he is not. He has single handedly changed the game. Because of him, you need to guard players almost to half court. Players like Damien Lillard and Devin Booker have started incorporating 35 foot shots into their repertoire after seeing what Curry established.
Curry and the Warriors were actually trailing by 13 heading into the 4th quarter Thursday. That seemed to matter little, Curry outscored Cleveland 20-8 himself in the 4th quarter, as the Warriors ended up winning 104-89.
Golden State has started the season on fire. Following the win Thursday, the Warriors are 13-2. Only the Phoenix Suns, who have won 10 straight, are even close to their pace .
The Warriors have Klay Thompson waiting in the wings, still recovering from his torn ACL. In his absence, Curry has picked up even more of the slack to start this season.
Most 3-pointers ever through first 15 games of a season:
85 – Steph Curry (2021-22)
80 – Steph Curry (2018-19)
74 – Steph Curry (2015-16)
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 19, 2021
Curry has 85 three’s so far this season. That’s the most in NBA history through a team’s first 15 games. Of course, the next two instances also belong to Curry. Two seasons ago, the Warriors finished with the worst record in the NBA. It didn’t take long for Curry to get them right back on top.