Steph Curry sets NBA record for 3s in a single postseason
It's Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals and Steph Curry is already setting records for full postseason performance. The MVP is really just that good.
The league's most prolific 3-point shooter added another line to his resume as a marksman on Saturday, setting an NBA record for most threes made in a single postseason. In just his 13th game, Curry hit his 59th triple of the 2014-15 playoffs, passing Reggie Miller's record from the 1999-2000 playoffs, which took him 22 games to accomplish.
He'd hit five more threes from there, finishing 7-of-9 from outside en route to 40 points in a blowout victory.
The record-breaking three came in the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors' Saturday game against the Houston Rockets, the third game in a series the Warriors now lead 3-0. It's that playoff dominance that may prevent Curry from extending his record to an untouchable mark.
It also happened to be the perfect Curry three to break a record with, considering it came from nowhere near the 3-point line.
Incredibly, Curry is already 36th in all-time career 3-pointers made with 128, reaching that mark in only 32 games, getting there by making 41.8 percent of his attempts. He is the all-time leader in threes made per-game in both the regular season (2.9) and playoffs (four).
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As if all of that wasn't remarkable enough, Curry already ranks 50th in regular season triples, too, having drained 1,191 in 416 games and hitting on 44 percent of his attempts. Nobody ahead of him on the regular season leaderboard has played fewer than 629 games.
There are no superlatives too strong for Curry's preternatural shooting ability. It's unbelievable, and everybody but those poor Rockets is lucky for getting to witness it.
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