Warriors’ Stephen Curry Sets Unique Three-Pointers and Free Throw Record

Published 12/27/2020, 10:45 PM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (9) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) go for a loose ball during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports


The Warriors entered the United Center with an aim to play in unison with their new starting five. In the absence of Draymond Green and a couple of poor performances from Eric Paschall, they placed their bet on Juan Toscano-Anderson. 

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The first half was a tight battle that the Warriors narrowly won by a 4-point lead over the Bulls. The same story continued throughout the game until the last moment when the Warriors finally won 129-128. The highlight of the game remained Stephen Curry who scored 36 and reached career milestones.

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Steph is now only the third player after Ray Allen and Reggie Miller to have scored 2500+ career three-pointers. He achieved this feat just as he dropped his first downtown bomb in the game.

Steph is now trailing Reggie’s record by just 60 threes. However, Ray Allen stands tall at his 2973. The closest active player behind Curry is James Harden who is placed at #5 with his 2330.

Consider the math. Steph still has at least 5 years of NBA left in him. His regular-season 3-point average is 3.6 as of now.

Assuming he will play 350 more career games, the baby-faced Assassin can add 1200+ three-pointers and become the invincible king thereafter. This will definitely be a well-deserved feat for someone who single-handedly popularized the worth of scoring from behind the arc.

More records on Curry’s name in the same game

Now, the world saw that 5-minute long video where a determined Steph scored back-to-back 105 corner shots just like a robot. That 100% accuracy certainly helped him face the real deal.

In the Warriors’ third regular-season game against the Bulls, Curry recorded a 3P accuracy of 33.33%. As a matter of fact, he was 1/8 at one point but finished at 5/15. There is one other record that he broke, that of the highest number of consecutive FTs.

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Apart from the 6-time NBA All-star, even rookie James Wiseman entered the court eyeing a record. Had he scored 15 points and 5 boards in his third consecutive game in the very beginning of his career, he’d have matched a legend. Wilt Chamberlain did it with the Warriors back in 1959-60. But he could not. Anyway, the fact that GSW won the game at the very last second makes every effort worth it.

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For Curry fans, this was certainly a memorable game.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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