Warriors’ Steph Curry On Pace To Topple Michael Jordan For This Incredible Stat

Published 04/15/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a three point basket by forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry put on an absolute blistering display tonight against the OKC Thunder as he scored a whopping 42 points in three quarters, draining 11 three-pointers in the game.

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He was well on his way to beat the record set by Klay Thompson for most three-pointers in a game at 14, but coach Steve Kerr did not allow the Dubs’ talisman back into the game. What makes this performance more astounding is that he had dropped a mind-boggling 53 points with 10 three-pointers yesterday.

Steph Curry on pace to join Michael Jordan for incredible stat

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Curry has been on a tear this season. With a pretty short-handed support cast around him, Steph has taken over the reins as the primary offensive presence for the Dubs. This has resulted in a massive jump in his on-court output.

Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Curry has embraced all of this load on him as he is averaging 30.7 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game. This is arguably his finest season since he won his second MVP trophy with the Dubs.

According to Stat Muse, with his current stat line, Curry is on pace to join Michael Jordan as the only other player to average more than 30 points as a 32-year-old. He might even topple Jordan’s insane stat line of averaging 30.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.

Curry has been on an absolute tear lately. In the last five games, he is averaging a ridiculous 41.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. If not for his offensive masterclass, the Warriors might have collapsed into oblivion this season.

Can Curry lead the Warriors to the playoffs?

The Warriors currently are massively dependent on Curry’s output this season. If not for his offensive prowess, the Dubs’ offensive rating plummets to 102.8 which is even lower than OKC’s 104.5 who are dead last in the league. With Steph Curry on the floor, it jumps to a respectable 109.4 which is 21st in the league.

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With Curry’s heroics this season, the Dubs have stayed afloat in a competitive Western Conference. Thanks to the new play in tournament, the Warriors have a real chance to make a run for the playoffs.

Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23), guard-forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Kevon Looney (5) after scoring a three point basket and foul against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

They now have a record of 27 wins and 28 losses and are the ninth seed in the West. While being in the top six might be far from reality, the Dubs can focus on building a significant gap and solidify their position in the play-in tournament.

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While teams like the Mavs might be concerned regarding the play-in, the Dubs should be delighted by the same. Given Curry’s electrifying form this season, they can surely pull off a victory or two in the play-in tournament and make it to the playoffs.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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