Curry Crazy Stats
Stephen Curry entered Dec. 2 as the NBA’s leading scorer at 31.6 per game despite playing fewer than 35 minutes on average. He’d become the only player ever to average at least 30 points per game with that allotment of court time if sustained throughout the season. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the reigning MVP leads the league in three-pointers made with 94—a whopping 40 makes ahead of second-place
1. According to NBA Stats, Curry has made 60% of his step back jump shots from the 3 and 52.9% from the floor. He’s 2-of-2 on running jump shots from the 3 (and 3-of-6 from the floor) and just over 63% on pull-up jump shots from the 3.
2. The bank is often open for business when Curry is shooting: He’s 55.6% when a shot is banked in (which he’s done 5 times this season, including 2 3-pointers). Of course that’s far from his highest percentage shot — he’s 2-for-3 on fadeaways.
3. His best shooting days, as to be expected, come on four days of rest. But his second best overall shooting percentage average has been in back-to-back games.
HE HAS THE SAME NUMBER OF MADE THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS AS THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS (52), WHICH MEANS HE’S TIED FOR 27TH IN THE NBA…AMONG TEAMS.
STEPH LEADS ALL POINT GUARDS IN FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE (.659) WHILE HIS AVERAGE SHOT DISTANCE IS THE 59TH FURTHEST IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE (17.6 FEET), WHICH ISN’T ALL THAT SPECIAL UNTIL YOU REALIZE HE’S SCORING 33 POINTS A GAME. HERE’S SHOT CHART THROUGH 10 GAMES
Coming into this season, no player had ever hit more than 38 three-pointers in the first 10 games. Steph Curry has hit 52 three’s thus far
Russell Westbrook led NBA with 4 20-Pt quarters last season. Steph Curry has 4 20-Pt quarters so far THIS season.
So to compare Kobe 81 point game. Kobe shot 46 times making 28 of them. Kobe went 18-20 from the free throw line and making 7-13 threes. Without a doubt Curry can make 7 threes in one game. The problem is will Curry ever shoot 46 times in a game?