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Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s record for most threes in a season (VIDEO)

Apr 18, 2013, 8:19 AM EDT

His ankles finally healthy, Stephen Curry has proven not only to be as good a pure shooter as there is in the game, but maybe one of the best ever.

With the two threes above, Curry tied then broke Ray Allen‘s record for most three pointers in a season. Curry finished the season with 272 from beyond the arc (269 was Allen’s old record).

What’s impressive is the variety of ways Curry can get his shot. Look at the video above — on the first three he gets his look off the dribble, coming off a high pick then sliding along the arc and taking advantage of the room given. The record breaking three is a classic catch-and-shoot where Curry ran to the arc in transition and got the look on a Jarrett Jack pass.

He’s not one dimensional — he runs the point for the Warriors and if you take away the three he can put the ball on the floor and get in the paint, plus he also has a deft passing touch. But opposing teams shouldn’t forget he can just flat out shoot, because when you give him just a little space you pay.

  1. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I pray he stays healthy. I want to see how good this guy can get in the next few years

  2. stevonnesmith - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    I stopped reading at “His ankles finally healthy…” Journalist = Poor grammar = Not reading

    • dubsgiantsniners - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      I’m pretty sure that’s actually completely correct grammar: “His ankles (being) finally healthy,…”; however, since the verb “being” is implied, it’s not necessary to include.

      Also that’s not how you spell Steven, Stevonne

    • dluxxx - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      I see my earlier comment was deleted. Apparently Kurt didn’t apreciate my backhanded defense of him. But I’ll restate it in a nicer manner. This isn’t a news site. It’s a blog. If you’re looking for journalism, go to a newspaper.

      • Kurt Helin - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        Do you realize I have a Journalism degree and have worked as a professional newspaper/online writer for well over a decade now?

  3. dirtydrew - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    He is a great player. A great shooter and a good guy. Hopefully he can continue to lead the Dubs to more playoff appearances.

  4. unxpexted1 - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    dat boy good. What I saw him do against the next and then again against my Lakers really made a believer. This guy can flat out shoot the rock.

  5. miamatt - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Major props to Curry and the Warriors as a whole on a great season. Welcome back to the party!

    Any time a Ray Allen three point mark gets beat, you have to respect it.

  6. gmsingh - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    One of the best shooters to come around in a long, long time.

  7. rdav29 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    At first he reminded me of Mark Price but he’s shown more athleticism and is similar to Gilbert Arenas in his prime.

  8. progress2011 - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Steph has the:

    1.Silky-Smoothness of George Gervin
    2.Ankle breaking ability of Allen Iverson
    3.Ball handling of CP3
    4. Now the shooting ability of Ray Allen

    I don’t know what anybody can do wit this dude…..if he stays healthy!

    Handle Yo Biz-ness Young Fella !!!

  9. mazblast - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    The kid can flat out play. I wonder which big market team the league office will have him play for once his current contract expires.

  10. anhdazman - Apr 19, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Old time GSW fan so I grew up watching Mullin and Hardaway.
    Mullin had one of the purest sweet shot from the outside. Just deadly. Curry is even better.
    Hardaway had one of the most incredible killer crossover during his time. Like a waterbug onto of water. Now Curry doesn’t have the handles or speed like Timmy, but Curry is so crafty with his misdirection, behind the back and if you think he’s only a jump shooter, you’re badly mistaken. He has runners, leaners, bank shots and reverse layups. He’s not going to beat you with pure speed, he’s get you off balance or leaning in the wrong direction. But be warned, you give him a bit of daylight and he’ll bomb you from the outside. He’s so much fun to watch.

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