Steph Curry Breaks NBA Record For Most 3-Pointers In A Month
Steph Curry continues to show that he is arguably the greatest three-point shooter of all time.
On Sunday, Curry scored 37 points to lift the Golden State Warriors past the Sacramento Kings,117-113. Curry scored seven three-pointers in 14 tries, scoring 21 points from beyond the arc. More importantly, the seven three-pointers set a new NBA record for most threes in a month with 85 so far.
The previous record was held by James Harden, who recorded 82 three-pointers in 2019, as a member of the Houston Rockets.
Curry is currently in the midst of a hot-scoring streak, as he is averaging 38.2 points per game this month.
When asked about what goes through his mind during his hot streak, the Warriors All-Star responded with, “When you’re in this type of rhythm, nothing.”
“It’s the best way to explain it,” Curry said. “It’s just trying to get a decent look, get your feet underneath you, and then the rest is muscle memory, confidence, and just creativity, so just trying to be in the moment as much as possible. When you’re missing, that’s when you start thinking about mechanics, you start thinking about other stuff, those thoughts creep in your head. But when you’re in a flow, in rhythm, there is not much going on upstairs. It’s nice.”
Not only has he broken the record for most three-pointers in a month, but he achieved two other milestones in the month. On April 12, Curry surpassed Wilt Chamberlain to become the Warrior’s all-time leading scorer. From March 29 to April 19, Curry became the first player in NBA history age 33 or older to score 30 or more points in 11 straight games.
The guard’s impressive shooting has left his coach in awe. “It seems like I’ve run out of ways to describe Steph’s play,” head coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m just going to stop trying. The shot-making is just unbelievable and mind-boggling, but I’ve used those phrases already. But I know you got to keep asking – as long as he keeps playing like that, you got to keep asking, I got to keep answering.”
The Warriors star will not let the current hot streak or outside attention distract his game. “Obviously, when I’m out there, I feel like the best shooter in the world,” Curry said. “It still means I still got to put the work in.”