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Stephen Curry's Total Numbers Of 3-Pointers Per Season

Stephen Curry's Total Numbers Of 3-Pointers Per Season

Steph Curry finally made history. Curry broke Ray Allen’s three-point record and became officially the greatest three-point shooter of all time. After he scored five three-pointers against the New York Knicks, he is now the leader in all-time three-pointers with 2,977, leaving behind Ray Allen, who had 2,973.

This has been a long time coming, but watching Curry’s development into the game’s best overall shooter has been a delight by fans. Curry’s range and game has played a role in changing the game. Simply put, we have never seen a shooter like this before.

Curry started his career as a low-profile prospect out of high school that led Davidson to the Elite 8. After getting drafted with the No. 7 overall pick in 2009, he has become an MVP, three-time champion, and one of the game’s biggest names. Now, he is the greatest three-point shooter ever. Let’s take a look at how he got here. 

2009-10 - 166 3PM

Curry appeared in 80 games, including 77 starts in his first season. He averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.9 steals. The second half of the season is what helped him get into the Rookie of the Year conversation. He was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for January, March, and April. Despite this recognition, he finished second in the voting but was named a unanimous All-Rookie First Team member.

It was the first time a player in Golden State made All-Rookie First Team since Jason Richardson in 2001-2002. He scored over 30 points eight times, setting the most 30-point games by a rookie since LeBron James did it 13 times and Carmelo Anthony 10 times. Curry also had five 30 points/10 assists games, which was tied with Michael Jordan for the second most, only trailing Oscar Robertson’s 25.

Curry also became the sixth rookie in history to post a 25 point, 10 assists, 10 rebound game when he recorded a triple-double of 35 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Clippers. In the team’s season finale, Curry recorded a then career-high 42 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists, which was the most by a rookie since Robertson did in 1961. Curry’s 166 three-pointers were also the most by a rookie in NBA history.

2010-11 - 151 3PM

Curry’s sophomore season featured 74 starts, where he averaged 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.9 steals, and 1.4 steals. His free throw percentages of 93.4% set a new franchise record for a single season, which was just one percent higher than Rick Barry in 1977-1978. It was also the first time a Warriors player led the league in free throw percentage since Mark Price in 1996-1997.

Curry recorded 20 or more points in 35 games, which included seven 30-point games. His season-high featured 39 points. He also won the Skills Challenge during All-Star Weekend and recorded 13 points, eight assists, and six rebounds in the Rookie Challenge.

He was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award winner, but in May, he underwent surgery on his right ankle. Once this ankle injury healed up, the Curry reign of terror from deep would be on full display.

2011-12 - 55 3PM

Curry appeared in only 26 games this season, averaging 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. He missed 40 games due to right ankle and foot injuries. In the last 28 games, Curry missed with a sprained right ankle and had to have surgery performed.

2012-13 - 272 3PM

Curry bounced back for surgery and was fully healthy, which led to a then-career year. He was seventh in the league in points and his 22.9 points per game was a career-high. He established a new record for three-pointers in a season, eclipsing the previous mark set by Ray Allen (269) in 2005-2006. He also shot the ball 53 fewer times than Allen.

Curry earned Western Conference Player of the Month in April when he averaged 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, and 2.1 steals in the last eight games of the month. He became the first player since Chris Mullin in 1990 to earn the award. He was also the third Warrior overall to earn it, joining Mullin and Bernard King.

He scored two of the highest point totals during the season, scoring 54 points at New York and 47 at Los Angeles. He became the first Warriors to score more than 45 points in a season multiple times since Rick Barry in 1966, joining Barry, Guy Rodgers, and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to do it. Curry’s 54 points featured a franchise record 11 three-pointers, which was the first time an NBA player scored over 50 points and nailed 10 or more threes. If you combine his franchise-record 42 playoffs three-pointers, he became the first NBA player to hit at least 300 three-pointers in a season.

2013-14 - 261 3PM

Curry once again finished seventh in the league in scoring but averaged a new career-high in points with 24.0 per game. His 8.5 assists were also fifth in the league. It was the first time in Warriors history a player averaged 24 points and eight assists in a single season.

Curry also led the league in threes for a second straight season. It was the first time since Ray Allen led the league in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 that a player led the league in three-pointers in consecutive seasons. Curry made All-NBA Second Team, becoming the first Warriors player to make All-NBA since 1993-1994. On December 7, 2013, he passed Jason Richardson as the all-time leader in threes.

Curry made his first All-Star appearance this season, becoming the first Warrior to make the All-Star team since Latrell Sprewell in 1995. He finished the regular season tied for second in triple-doubles with four. The Warriors made the playoffs but were defeated by the Clippers in seven games.

2014-15 - 286 3PM

Before the start of the season, the Warriors hired Steve Kerr as their head coach. Kerr implemented changes to the team’s offense, including a faster pace offense that gave Curry more freedom to shoot. The Warriors evolved into a title contender and Curry was the leading vote-getter at the All-Star Game, as well as won the Three-Point Contest.

On April 9, Curry broke his league record for threes in a season. The Warriors won 67 games and Curry was named the MVP. Curry posted averages of 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. The Warriors were so good that Curry sat out 17 fourth quarters because of the large margin of victories.

In the playoffs, Curry set a league record by hitting six three-pointers along with six steals against the Grizzlies. He followed that game with eight three-pointers to clinch the series. In the Conference Finals, he broke the NBA record for most three-pointers in a single postseason. The Warriors then defeated the Cavaliers to win the championship, where Curry averaged 26 points and 6.3 assists.

2015-16 - 402 3PM

This season is potentially the greatest season we have ever seen from a shooter’s perspective. Curry became the first player in NBA history to record 200 three-pointers in four straight seasons. On February 3, 2016, he made 11 three-pointers, including seven in the first quarter, to score 51 points against the Wizards. Three weeks later, he made 10 three-pointers and scored 51 against the Magic. Curry topped 30 points three times this season, becoming the first player since LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in 2008-2009 to accomplish that.

Curry broke Kyle Korver’s mark of 127 straight games with a three-point shot. Days later, Curry hit 12 three-pointers in an overtime victory against the Thunder, tying the single-game record with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall. On his way to leading the team to 73 wins, Curry became the first player in league history to make over 400 threes in a season.

After the regular season, Curry won the MVP by unanimous vote, which was the first time in league history. He also made the 50-40-90 club and won the league scoring title with 30.1 points per game. In the Finals, the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors, but Curry broke Danny Green’s record of 27 three-pointers made in the Finals.

2016-17 - 324 3PM

With the addition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors were a heavy favorite to win the league championship. Curry opened the season by making his 1,600th career three-pointers, which was the fastest individual to achieve that mark. His lone blemish on the season was when his NBA record streak of 157 straight games with a three was snapped when he went 0-for-10 from the field against the Lakers in a blowout loss. However, three days later, Curry hit 13 three-pointers against New Orleans to set an NBA record for three-pointers in a game. Curry shot 16-of-26 from the field.

Curry was later named an All-Star on the All-Star team. After that, he enjoyed a successful season that saw him pass Chauncey Billups for 10th place on the all-time three-pointers list. He also became the first player in league history to make 200 threes in a season five straight years.

In the playoffs, the Warriors made it back to the Finals. Curry recorded his first career triple-double against the Cavaliers. The Warriors handled the Cavaliers to win their second title in three years.

2017-18 - 212 3PM

Before the year began, Curry signed a five-year, $201 million extension with the Warriors. Later in December, he passed Jason Kidd for eighth all-time in career threes. Three days later, he achieved his 2,000th career three-pointer, becoming the fas5ter player to achieve that mark, doing so in 597 games, which was 227 less than Ray Allen. Unfortunately, in that game, Curry sprained his ankle, which forced him to miss 11 games.

Curry’s first game back saw him hit 10 three-pointers, including 10-of-13 from deep. It was also the ninth time that Curry made 10 or more threes, the most by any player in league history. Curry became the first player to hit 200 three-pointers in six straight seasons. Four days later, he became the seventh Warriors player to record 5,000 career field goals. Curry’s end to the season was cut short, suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee, which forced him to miss six weeks.

Curry was able to return for Game 2 of the second round of the playoffs. He scored 28 points off the bench. The Warriors made the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, Curry hit a Finals record nine three-pointers and scored 33 points. Despite Durant winning his second straight Finals MVP, many believed Curry should have won.

2018-19 - 354 3PM

Curry passed Paul Pierce for sixth on the all-time three-pointers list early in the season. Three days later, he scored 51 points with 11 three-pointers in only three quarters in a blowout win over the Wizards. He scored 31 points in the first half alone, which included passing Jamal Crawford for fifth all-time.

Over the first seven games of the season, he made at least five three-pointers in all seven games, breaking George McCloud’s record of six games during the 1995-1996 season. The Warriors started the season 10-1, but Curry would miss 11 games with a strained groin. Once Curry returned, he would become the fifth player in team history to score 15,000 points during the regular season. When the new year began, he would pass Jason Terry to move into third place on the all-time three-pointers list.

The Warriors would make the playoffs as the No. 1 seed and Curry would need just the first game of the playoffs to pass Ray Allen for most three-pointers in playoff history. The Warriors would make the NBA Finals, but due to injuries to Durant and Thompson, the Warriors would lose to the Raptors in six games.

2019-20 - 12 3PM

When Durant left for the Nets and Thompson out with an injury, Curry was expected to do more offensively. With that said, Curry suffered a season-ending injury in the fourth game of the season. Curry drove to the basket and collided with Suns’ forward Aron Baynes, who fell on Curry’s left hand, which required surgery to repair a broken second metacarpal. He was expected to be out three months and Curry would finish with the lowest three-point total of his career.

2020-21 - 337 3PM

On December 27, 2020, Curry would join Ray Allen and Reggie Miller as the only players to have scored more than 2,500 career three-pointers in NBA history. One week later, he would score a career-high 62 points in a win over the Trail Blazers. Twenty days later, he would pass Miller for second on the all-time list. Curry would make the All-Star team and win his second Three-Point Contest after making his last shot in the final round to beat our Mike Conley Jr.

Curry would eventually take over as the franchise leader in assists and then surpass Wilt Chamberlain as the all-time leading scorer in franchise history. Curry would endure a historic April that featured an 11-game stretch in which Curry scored at least 30 points each game, surpassing the mark held by Kobe Bryant. Curry also had 78 three-pointers during that span, the most over an 11-game stretch.

Curry finished the season in third place in the MVP voting. He won the scoring title, but many of us remember the month of April that saw him win Western Conference Player of the Month. During that time, he averaged 37.3 points on 51.8% shooting, scoring 30 or more points in 13 of the 15 games. His 96 three-pointers were an NBA record for a month, breaking the previous mark set by James Harden in 2019.

2021-22 - 145 3PM

This year, Curry has not slowed down. In October, he recorded his eighth career triple-double against the Lakers. Two days later, he scored 45 points, including 25 in the first quarter on 9-of-9 shooting with five three-pointers. On November 8th, he scored 50 points with 10 assists with nine three-pointers against the Hawks. It was the first time in his career that he had 50 points and 10 assists in the same game. He surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the oldest player to do that in a single game.

On December 14th, he scored five three-pointers against the Knicks and broke Ray Allen’s three-point record. This made Curry the leader in all-time three-pointers with 2,977. We all knew this day would come eventually, but now we can officially say that Curry is the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history.


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