Considered the greatest shooter in the history of basketball, Stephen Curry, in his 715th regular season career game has now moved above Reggie Miller as the player with the second most number of 3PMs in the league.
The Bay Area guard was only four 3s from beating Miller’s record going into the game against Utah Jazz. Curry scored the 4th 3-pointer needed to move above the Hall of Famer in the 3rd quarter of the game in which they lost 108-127 to Utah.
He has now scored 2561 times from 3 points range and has done so in 673 fewer games than Miller with 2560 3-pointers. This now means he is 412 successful 7.24m (at least. From the basket) shots away from becoming the first on the all-time 3-Points Made list. A spot that is currently held by Ray Allen with 2973.
Many players, pundits, and fans over the years have been in awe of Curry’s shooting abilities. And so is the legend he just overtook. Miller, after the game, in a video message, congratulated Curry for beating his record.
“You’re an inspiration to so many little ones like mine,” Miller said.
Even though his side lost on the night, Curry considered his feat, a pretty special one and alluded it was something he has been looking forward to for a long time.
Curry’s stats currently stands at an average of 27.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game this season. With 400 3PMs to become the undisputed greatest shooter of all time, many expect him to be top of the list by the end of his career if not by the end of the 20221-22 season.
Aside Steph Curry’s brilliance, the 2020-21 NBA season has also produced quite a number of other record-breaking moments even though the season is only a month in. Here are a few picks so far;
LaMelo Ball became the youngest player to record a triple-double in NBA history after producing 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists against the Hawks. The 19-year old Hornet rookie who previously missed out on the triple-double against Pelicans by just an assist is the rookie with the most points. He looks so settled in the league already.
Lillard’s 3 PM Climb
Blazers’ Damian Lillard has been moving up the all-time 3-pointers made list, surpassing Klay Thompson and Kobe Bryant to 17th for most threes made in the regular season. Last night, he scored 6 times from the 3-point range against the New York Knicks which now moves him to 16th on the list above Chauncey Billups. Some active players high on that list are LeBron James in 14th and Steph Curry in 2nd.
Speaking of Curry, he posted his career-high 62 points in the Warriors’ win against the Portland Trail Blazers in week 2. His 36-minute performance beats his teammate, Klay Thompson’s 60 points career high.
Harden, Westbrook exit Rockets and still going Strong
James Harden becomes the first player with a 30-point triple-double in his debut for a new team (Brooklyn Nets). Harden’s former, teammate Russell Westbrook also became the first player to record back-to-back triple-doubles in the first two games for a new team (Orlando Magic) since Magic Johnson in 1982.
The LeBron Legacy continues
LeBron James recorded his 1000 consecutive 10+ point games, the most by any NBA player. Michael Jordon could only manage 866 consecutive games placing him second above Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 787.
Doncic joins elite company
Luka Doncic became the fourth-fastest player to reach 1000 points, rebounds, and assists in 139 games. Only Oscar Robertson, Ben Simons, and Magic Johnson did it faster.
The Milwaukee Bucks made NBA history by successfully scoring 29 3-Pointers in a single game. The most ever achieved by any team in the history of the league.
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