Steph Curry is having an astonishing start to the season. He’s scored 85 three-pointers throughout 15 games, breaking his own record for a beginning of a season. That’s 20 more than the player closest to him, Buddy Hield.
He scored nine threes on Thursday night against the Cavaliers, the third time in his last four games. That was his 38th career game with at least nine threes. No other player has done it more than nine times, which was done only by James Harden and Damien Lilliard.
His 85 threes in 15 games are five more than his previous record of 80, set in the 2018–19 season. Steph Curry also held the No.3 spot with 74 in 2015–16, when he broke the record for most threes in a season (402), won the MVP, and the Warriors broke the best season wins record.
Curry is set to pass his 2015–16 numbers and set a new record. He’s shooting 41.9% from that range, with 13.5 attempts per game.
It needs to be noted that a week ago, the Golden State Warriors guard passed Ray Allen for most threes of all time, cementing his name in NBA history.
Steph Curry’s inspiring start of the season has put him in the running for his third MVP and has placed the Warriors on top of the NBA Power Rankings. The team is now in the championship talks, and their odds have been reduced.
Another significant factor regarding Warrior’s title chances will be the addition of Klay Thompson, who has missed the last two years due to injury.
If he can get back in shape, the team might look like the force from a few years ago — which broke many records and eventually became one of the most valuable teams in the NBA.