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Steph Looking to Make History, Again

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Stephen Curry has been on fire to start the 2018-19 season. So much so, that he is on track to shatter his own single-season three-pointers made record. How do we know this? Well, he just beat the record for most three-pointers made through the first four games of a season with 22.

https://twitter.com/manuginobili/status/1055519863484149760

The previous record? 21, in 2015-16. Oh, and Curry set that one, too.

Curry is playing at an absolutely ridiculous level at the moment, averaging career-high numbers all over the place. He has been arguably the best player in the league so far, to the tune of 34.6 points and 6.8  assists. He’s been consistently flirting with triple-doubles, and his 55 percent clip from the field and 52 from deep are astonishing.

As always with Curry, though, his three-point shooting has simply been on another level. 46.8 percent from beyond the arc should be unbelievable, but he makes it seem so normal. If he maintains his current shooting form, the end result is mind-blowing. He is currently averaging 6.6 3PM per game, which is good for 541 across the course of the 82-game regular season. That number blows the current record of 402, also set by Curry in 2015-16, right out of the water.

The 2015-16 NBA season was memorable for a number of reasons, and Curry arguably had the greatest individual season of all-time. Besides the 402 three-pointers made record he set, he led the Warriors to a 73-9 regular season record, while also becoming the only unanimous MVP in NBA history.

Numbers-wise, Curry’s start to this season is very reminiscent of that historic 2015-16 season. But, the Golden State Warriors are looking a lot like that team as well. The seemingly impossible victory against the Utah Jazz, given the statistics, and the near-comeback against the Denver Nuggets were the performances that the 2015-16 Warriors became known for. This team’s resilience is back after a (relatively) down year last season, and Curry is leading the charge.

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Curry also made a splash in another chapter of the history books during the Warriors-Suns game, as Steph and his father, Dell Curry, moved up into second place on the NBA’s all-time father-son scoring leaderboard. Steph and Dell have now combined for 27,226 points, and now only trail Kobe and Joe Bryant (38,895 points). At the level Steph is playing, it may only be another few years before Steph and Dell take the crown.

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