Stephen Curry has always the guy that makes people stop to take a look. He did that during an All-America career at Davidson College, and despite his ups-and-
downs as a professional in the National Basketball Association, Curry, a member of the Golden State Warriors made history Sunday night.
Curry, who set the single-season mark for three pointers made in a season with 272 (he broke the old mark of 269 set by Ray Allen, when he was a member of the Seattle Supersonics in 2005-06), became the first player in NBA history to make at least 250 three pointers in consecutive seasons.
Curry set the mark during the second quarter Sunday night against the Portland Trailblazers. Curry has 254 threes this season.
Only four players have made 250 3-pointers in a season. George McCloud and Dennis Scott did it in the 1995-96 season, Allen and Curry.
McCloud and Scott's 3-point marks have a slight asterisk next to their totals in the record books because it happened during the three-year stretch in which the NBA attempted to boost scoring by moving the line in to an even 22 feet around the entire arc.
He's also the owner of the most 3-pointers made through the first five years of a career and it's not even close. Curry's seven made 3-pointers Sunday night put him at 898 through his first five seasons (with two games to go). The next closest in the first five years of a career are Ben Gordon at 770 and Nick Van Exel at 750. Allen's total through the first five seasons of his career was 699 and he's the current all-time leader 2,969.
If Curry is able to keep up his current pace, especially considering the increased volume we've seen the last two years, he would pass Allen's likely final career total within a decade.
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