Could Preseason Three-Point Barrage Indicate a Record-Breaking Season for Steph Curry and the Warriors?

Published 10/05/2021, 9:28 AM EDT
May 1, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three point basket against the Houston Rockets during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Levey /POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


With the three-point era in basketball, shooters are in high demand. However, there is one team that has two of the best right at their disposal. The Splash brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, will reunite after 2 whole seasons. This automatically makes the Warriors a stronger team.

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With such shooters lined up, there is no doubt that the Bay will be a land of threes. Recently, their preseason game was proof of their heavy shooting. They won their first preseason encounter against Portland in convincing fashion. However, the main focus goes on their approach.

May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) plead their case to referee Josh Tiven (58) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With an approach of heavy shooting, what can we expect from the Warriors this season?

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Warriors set to break records?

In their first preseason game, the Warriors attempted 69 three-pointers. Their last season’s high was 54 in a single game. Also, they still don’t have Klay Thompson back. Moreover, every player except Kevon Looney shot from beyond the arc. Looking at this, here are the records this team can break.

Most threes attempted by a team in a game: The first, without a doubt, is the most threes attempted. With such a vast increase in shooting without one of their best shooters, this record could be well within reach. Currently, the Houston Rockets hold this record with 70 attempts in a game. Hence, they were just 2 threes off from a new record. So this record has a high probability of being broken.

Most threes made by a team in a game: While the Warriors took 69 shots, they had a below-average night from beyond the arc. They shot just 34% with Curry having an off night. However, that won’t be the case most of the time. The Bucks set the record of 29 threes last season against Miami. With Curry and Klay on the floor, one hot streak could see this record perish.

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Most three-pointers in NBA history: Currently, NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen holds the record for most threes in NBA history with 2973. However, Curry is not far behind with 2832. With the star shooting over 300 threes almost every season for the Warriors, this record will most probably be his this season.

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Most threes made by a player in a game: This record is held by Warriors’ star Klay Thompson itself with 14. However, every season there is a possibility that one of Curry or Klay himself breaks this record. When one of these sharpshooters gets hot, it is close to impossible for them to miss. Hence, this record could also be in sight for one of them.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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