Stephen Curry’s legacy is growing by the minute and Sunday night was an important new step forward for the guard.
As the Golden State Warriors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers at home en route to a 2-0 start in the 2018 NBA Finals, Curry put on a show of his own. The point guard hit several ridiculous three-pointers as he beat Ray Allen’s Finals record of eight made baskets from behind the arc with nine of his own. Allen set his record in 2010.
Curry was insanely hot especially in the second half of the eventual blowout wins, even hitting this unbelievable three with Kevin Love in his face after dribbling through traffic for roughly 9000 seconds.
Curry finished 9-of-17 from three and ended the game with 33 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Curry’s nine threes also pushed him past LeBron James for the second most made threes in NBA playoffs history. LeBron, who had two of his own in game two, sits one below Curry. Steph only needs 15 more made threes to tie Ray Allen for first which is a distinct possibility in these Finals depending on how long the series goes.
Nevertheless, if there was any doubt that Stephen Curry is the best shooter in NBA history, there probably shouldn’t be anymore. At this point, it’s more of a question of where Curry will land in the greatest players of all time discussion.
For a look at all nine of Steph’s threes, have a look at this video made by YouTube user Dawkins.