Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is in the midst of arguably the greatest three-point shooting season ever. With just five games remaining in the regular season, he has quietly inched his way within striking distance of Ray Allen‘s 2005-06 single season record of 269 made three-pointers.
Curry finds himself with a Warriors franchise record 247 made three-pointers at an astounding 45 percent shooting and averages 3.4 makes per game. Allen’s record setting 2005-06 campaign saw him shoot 42 percent from beyond the arc while also averaging 3.4 makes. However, Allen averaged 8.4 attempts to Curry’s 7.5. This makes a very strong case that Curry is posting the greatest single season three-point shooting performance of all time.
For Curry to reach Allen’s record, he would need to average 4.4 makes over the final five games. He has averaged 3.6 makes since March. The Warriors surrounding cast will need to step up and make plays in order for Curry to get open looks, this hasn’t been coming easily as of late. The combination of Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack will be key to Curry’s shot at history.
The Warriors are currently sitting in the sixth seed of the Western Conference with a magic number of just two. Golden State has not reached the playoffs since 2007 and looks to do so for just the second time since 1994.
Curry will continue to chase history on Tuesday night when the Warriors host the Minnesota Timberwolves and look to lock up their playoff birth.
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