Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry surpassed a Hall of Famer Reggie Miller for second-most three-pointers ever on Saturday night against Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. With catch-and-shoot corner 3 in the third quarter, Steph came one step closer to claiming the throne and officially becoming the best shooter the NBA has ever seen.
“It’s special,” Curry said. “We got our head beat tonight (the Jazz beat the Warriors 127-108), but I was trying to still enjoy it. After I made the third one, I knew that was a big one, and then to make that fourth one in the third quarter was pretty special. Something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time.”
Over the 18 years with the Indiana Pacers, Reggie Miller scored 2,560 shots from beyond-the-arc in 1,389 regular-season games. Steph passed him early in his 12th NBA season. Pacers’ 5-time NBA All-Star averaged 1.8 made three-pointers on 4.7 attempted shots. On the other hand, Curry played only 715 career games and scored 2,562 with 3.6 three-point shots made per game.
Three-time NBA Champion with Golden State Warriors is just 411 3s short of claiming the title and becoming no. 1 on the list. Ray Allen remains first with 2,973 total threes made in 1,300 career games.
To become no. 1 by the end of the season, Warriors’ PG would have to average just over 7 three-pointers every single game until the end of the season. At the current rate of 4.2 3-point shots made per game, Steph would need almost a hundred games, but there are just 56 left in the season.