Before the 2023-22 season, the historic 75th NBA season, Stephen Curry was hot on the heels of Hall of Famer Ray Allen to become the all-time leader in most 3-pointers thrown.
At the start of the season, Curry needed 142 3-pointers to get past Allen, and 20 games on the season, he has taken 114 of the latter’s lead.
It’s still early, but Curry is averaging a career-high of 5.4 marks per game, surpassing his previous record of 5.3 he set last year at 63 games. During the 2015-16 season in which he set the all-time record in a single season with 402 on track to earn his second consecutive MVP award, Curry averaged 5.1 marks in 79 games.
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Top 10 Players in All-Time Leader in Most 3s Thrown
Curry is one of three active players in the Top 10 with James Harden and Damian Lillard as the other two players.
LeBron James, who is ranked 11th, could enter the Top 10 and increase the list to four active players later this season.
When will Stephen Curry overtake Ray Allen?
Curry has hit 58 of 114 3s in just seven of 21 games. Those performances include a red-hot shooting game against the LA Clippers, where he exploded for 45 points starting with a 25-point perfect first quarter and an 8-of-13 overall efficiency from beyond the arc and a 50-piece against the Los Angeles. Atlanta Hawks to name the two greatest.
As of December 3, the baby-faced killer, considered the best 3-point shooter in NBA history, needs 28 more triples to get past Allen.
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With his season average of 5.4 triples per game, it would take Curry about five games to jump to number one on the all-time charts.
That many games means Curry could make NBA history in mid-December, provided, of course, that he doesn’t miss any games down the road.
Warriors next schedule 2023-22
With that projection, Curry would likely make NBA history on the road, as Golden State would be on a five-game road trip through the Eastern Conference in mid-December.
Five games ahead on the Warriors’ schedule will see the team in Indiana, the birthplace of basketball. Six games ahead will see the Warriors at the iconic Madison Square Garden playing the Knicks.
In case Curry takes a couple more games to get over Allen, he has a couple more iconic locations waiting for him in Boston, home to one of the oldest franchises that is tied for the most champions in history. NBA, and Toronto, the capital of the country of birth of James Naismith, the inventor of the sport.
|December 4th||vs. Spurs||8:30 pm|
|6th of December||against magic||10:00 pm|
|December 8||against the Trail Blazers||10:00 pm|
|December 11||to the 76ers||8:30 pm|
|December 13th||in Pacers||7:00 pm|
|December 14th||in the Knicks||7:30 pm|
|December 17||in the celtics||7:30 pm|
|Dec. 18||in Raptors||7:30 pm|