Steph Curry has made 95 three-point shots this postseason. The previous record was 58 by Reggie Miller, and Miller did that in 22 games. Curry’s played in 20 so far. He might only play in 21.
He’s made 22 three-point shots this series, already breaking the record of 17 that was done in a seven-game series.
Game 5 on Sunday night marked his signature performance of the finals. Curry had 37 with 7 three-point shots, but did the most damage answering a Lebron James onslaught, who hit a 34-foot bomb to put the Cleveland Cavaliers up two…
…but then Steph answered with this.
Just your average behind-the-back fadeaway three on one of the most important possessions of the game. His splash brother Klay Thompson added another three to go up five points, and Curry would add a couple more bombs to close out the game.
The Cavaliers (and Lebron) can’t keep up with an offensive explosion like that. He can only do so much. His 40-point triple-double was the first in the NBA Finals since Jerry West did it in the late 1960’s. Curry hadn’t played poorly in any games, besides game 2. He just hadn’t exploded like we’ve been used to him doing.
But this is why Steph Curry won MVP. Look at this. It’s unstoppable.
I am speechless. I am without speech.
If Lebron James is going to give one of the greatest NBA Finals performances we’ve ever seen, these are the types of things that Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have to do to neutralize that. Now they’re just one game away.
Curry broke his own record for three-point shots during a regular season this year. He’s shattering these playoff records and just made his best plays of the finals during the biggest moments. With one or two more 30 plus point games with timely shooting, he’ll set himself up to win NBA Finals MVP.