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Stephen Curry on verge of breaking Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point record

Apr 17, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry will likely break Ray Allen’s record for 3-pointers in a season (269) when the Warriors play the Trail Blazers tonight – Curry has 268, and he’s made at least two 3-pointers in 65 of his 77 games – but that’s not the most remarkable aspect of Curry’s outside shooting.

Curry is shooting 3-pointers, combining volume and efficiency, better than anyone ever has.

Nobody else in the top 20 of 3-pointers made in a season had a better percentage than Curry’s 45.5. Put another way, Allen shot 7-of-13 from outside the arc on the final day of the 2005-06 season to break the record previously held by Dennis Scott. If Allen had shot the same percentage from outside as Curry is shooting this year, he would’ve broken the record six games earlier.

  1. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    More important the Dubs need a W. There playoff success hinges on tonight’s game, but it will be nice to see Curry set the record. He’s got the smoothest stroke in the league.

  2. Rich Peters - Apr 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Reblogged this on Higher Ground.

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      I clicked on it just because I’ve always wondered what a “reblog” looks like. So basically you rip off Dan’s writing and don’t do any work yourself. If I want to read Dan’s writing, wouldn’t I go this website, not yours?

  3. 4thquartermagic - Apr 17, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Curry’s game is so smooth and fun to watch. But just looking at him he just looks like “just another guy.”

    But when i think about it, so did Ray Allen and Reggie Miller.

    Guess the secret to a smooth stroke is to look ordinary and kinda un-athletic. Or in Reggie’s case, like an alien.

    • gostlcards5 - Apr 17, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      As a long-time Pacers fan, I have two things to say:
      – I wouldn’t say Reggie looked like just another guy. He was skinny, gangly, with a funny-shaped head. Although, in a suit, he does look MORE normal. 😀
      – I’m not sure describing his stroke as “alien” even does it justice, but it’s close! He was lightning-quick with his release and really smooth, though.

      (good comment, anyway! :) )

      • tuberippin - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

        I believe he was saying Reggie Miller physically looks like an alien, not that his stroke is from another planet.

  4. ihavenonickname - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Im really proud of Steph. He’s done all the right things to step up his game this year and fortunate enough to stay healthy. He’s bulked up and overcome all the doubts about him coming into the league… look at those ARMS!! Way to be young gun.

  5. joeksnuffy - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    And have you seen the types of 3s Curry is taking and making? These are not spot-up catch-and-shoot 3s like Ray Allen gets. Curry is taking shots with guys in his face, fading away, drifting, launching over taller players, off the dribble. The degree of difficulty is high. Amazing. I hope he shatters the record tonight.

  6. joeksnuffy - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Curry is nails from distance, but dude needs to work on his layups. The guy’s a coward inside. If he can learn to seek and absorb contact to finish stronger at the rim and improve the tear-drop (a la Tony Parker), the sky’s the limit for him.

  7. mazblast - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Does David Stern allow someone from a team like the Warriors to hold a record? In Sternworld, all records are supposed to belong to the big-market teams.

    • powerpc20 - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      well, Ray set his record as a Sonic, so there goes that theory.

  8. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Thanks for telling me what a reblog was, I almost clicked on it. Go Dubs!

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