With a long-ball performance for the ages on Thursday night, marksman Stephen Curry once again pushed the three-point revolution to new heights. Seemingly setting a record with every trey he put up, Curry rode his white hot 10-of-15 performance from deep to a win against the Orlando Magic -- the Golden State Warriors’ 52nd of the year -- and, importantly, to this stat culled by ESPN’s Ethan Strauss.
In layman’s terms? Even if someone took and hit those 52 shots from point-blank, layup range, the most they could score (52 x 2 = 104 points) is less than what Curry has tallied from those so-deep-you-have-to-squint-to-see-the-basket threes (35 x 3 = 105 points).
We’re in the midst of a revolution, dear readers, and it has nothing to do with feeling any bern/burn/Bern other than the sparks off of Curry’s fingertips whenever he puts his right hand on the leather.
With last night’s performance, Curry also etched his name onto a couple other long-ball records.
- He became the first player in NBA history to hit threes in 128 consecutive games.
- Even with 25 contests remaining before the playoffs, his 276 treys on the year are the second most a player has ever hit in a single season. And now he only needs 11 more to unseat, er, himself from the No. 1 spot.
- He now holds the gold, silver and bronze medals in that all-time category, as his heroics against the Magic on Thursday knocked Ray Allen’s 269 single-season triples off of the podium.
As his Warriors keep marching their way to the best win-loss record ever, Curry will surely keep slicing, swishing and shooting his way into the league history books as well. One half-court buzzer beater at a time.