After shooting 4-for-9 3-pointers against the San Antonio Spurs last night, Stephen Curry needs eight threes in the Golden State Warriors' regular season finale to reach 400 for the season.
Curry struggled in the first half from beyond the arc, hitting just one three before finding his rhythm in the second half. That lone first half three made last night's game the 151st consecutive game with a three.
Can't give Curry a sliver of daylight. https://t.co/8cl2vpYPdl— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) April 10, 2016
Curry has hit eight or more threes in 15 games this season — most recently hitting nine against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 3 — so reaching 400 is certainly not out of the question. The challenge is that he has shot just 31.3 percent from beyond the arc against Memphis, his lowest percentage against any Western Conference opponent — in Memphis on Saturday, Curry shot just 3-for-14 from the 3-point line, which was his lowest percentage since the All-Star break (21.4%).
His track record against Memphis might leave us wishing he had released this about a half second earlier.
Steph Curry stays cheesin pic.twitter.com/2vnG1vek5p— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 11, 2016
Obviously, Curry has already shattered the record for threes in a season when he crossed 286 — he has broken the record three times in four years, culminating with this season's scorching hot pace. So this is clearly all for show. But the significance of continuing to drive up this number toward the 400 mark was described well by Ian Levy at FiveThirtyEight Sports: this would be one of the greatest single season individual records in all of sports. 400 won't be significantly better than 399, but the number will only add to legendary status of Curry's accomplishment, validity be damned.
Chef Curry continues to cook the record books, folks.