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Sports Stephen Curry: Warriors superstar is on pace to smash his own single-season 3-point record – again

11:16  25 november  2021
11:16  25 november  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Is this shaping up to be Stephen Curry's best season ever?

  Is this shaping up to be Stephen Curry's best season ever? Stephen Curry has been phenomenal to start the 2021-22 NBA season, but how does this season stack up against 2015-16 when he was the unanimous MVP?If there was an MVP handed out for the first quarter of the season, the trophy would definitely have Curry's name etched onto it.

The Golden State Warriors are off to a scorching start to the season, having won 15 of their first 17 games and to nobody's surprise, they have been led by Stephen Curry's phenomenal play.

The two-time former league MVP is the frontrunner for this season's MVP so far, averaging 28.4 points per game, 6.6 assists and a career-high 5.9 rebounds. What's stood out from his performances so far is superhuman 3-point shooting.

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By volume, this season's Stephen Curry is even outdoing the Stephen Curry of all the previous season, who many have already anointed the greatest shooter of all time.

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Through 16 games, he's knocking down a career-high 5.4 3-pointers per game. At this rate, he's projected to knock down nearly 450 for the season which will shatter his previously owned record of 402, which is already superhuman compared to others.

Out of his 92 3-pointers, 51 have come in just six games including four nine 3-pointer games (all four have come in the last eight games). With each of these wild high-volume nights from beyond the arc, he just keeps fine-tuning the 3-point records he owns. Take a look at one of his recent games in Cleveland.

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Curry erupted for 40 points, his fourth of the 2021-22 season, with 20 of those coming in the fourth quarter as he single-handedly outscored the Cavaliers by 12 and inspired Golden State to the comfortable win.

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En route to 40, he knocked down nine 3-pointers. This was his 38th career game of nine or more 3-pointers and the fourth of this season alone.

In fact, he's been so hot from long distance of late that this game was his 10th game of nine or more 3-pointers since Apr. 2021, which is already the NBA record.

What's even more remarkable is his efficiency on these high-volume nights. Through the four games this season when he's shot nine 3-pointers or more, he's knocking them down at a rate of 54.5 percent.

Need more? With this game in Cleveland, Curry has knocked down 415 3-pointers in the 2021 calendar year which is already an NBA record and the Warriors still have 16 games to go before the New Year kicks-in.

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Off to their best start since the 2016-17 season, the Warriors are a mainstay on national TV. Here's how to watch them in action.Their 15-2 record is their best 17-game start since the 2016-17 season, Kevin Durant's first season with the Warriors when they went on to win the NBA title.

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