Kevin Durant might have sat out the NBA regular season finale, instead of going for 70 points and the 2013 scoring crown, but that didn’t stop history from being made in the scoring department on Wednesday night.
There was never any doubting Steph Curry’s abilities as an absolute killer from long range, but no one could have imagined him breaking the single season record this early in his career.
In the first half of Golden State’s Wednesday night showdown at Portland, the Warriors’ sniper buried two threes to give him a whopping 270 on the season. That number breaks Ray Allen’s single-season record and gives Curry a spot all to himself in the NBA record books.
But don’t think for a second that the 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard is simply a long-range chucker. As of writing, Curry is shooting a robust 45.5-percent from beyond the arc.
Congrats are in order, but more importantly, Curry will have the opportunity to sink more threes in the postseason, as he and his teammates have earned a berth in the playoffs for the first time in five years.
Stephen Curry is 2-for-7 from 3-point range, but he breaks Ray Allen’s NBA record for 3-pointers made in a season (270 and counting).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 18, 2013