Steph Curry pace would shatter NBA 3-point record in 82-game season

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Steph's 3-point pace would shatter NBA record over 82 games originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Steph Curry has been playing out of his mind this season for the Warriors, and if he played at this pace in a standard 82-game NBA campaign, he potentially would shatter his 3-point field goals made record.

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The NBA is playing a 72-game season in 2020-21 due to the coronavirus pandemic and delayed finish to the 2019-20 season.

Curry never has played a full 82 games in his NBA career, with his career-high being 80 games in a regular season. Steph played 80 games in his rookie season with the Warriors, as well as the 2014-15 campaign when Curry won his first NBA MVP.

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If he missed eight games in a normal season, as he has in 2020-21, a 5.4 3-pointers made per game average over 74 games would end up with 400 3-pointers, just two shy of his all-time NBA record of 402.

The math above is correct, however, in that Steph playing 79 or 82 games even and making 3-pointers at this rate would smash his own record.

For this season, Curry is going to stand alone far and away with the most 3-pointers. Kings guard Buddy Hield has the second-most 3-pointers this season, 269, and would need to average almost 14 makes a game from downtown to even catch Curry's current number over the final four games of the regular season.

Either way, it has been a pleasure for Warriors fans to see a reinvigorated Curry once again lighting up the NBA as he nears the end of his 12th season.

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