9 Incredible Facts About Steph Curry’s Insane 2015-16 Season
Stephen Curry's dominance through the Golden State Warriors' 10-game win streak has made me question the fundamental truths I had previously accepted about the universe. Can human beings breath underwater? Is time-travel possible? After seeing Steph drop 46 on the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, I'm beginning to think that anything is possible. What I do know, however, is that ESPN should seriously consider broadcasting every Warriors game nationally, because they've been the basketball equivalent of smoking crack. Watching someone so (relatively) small turn the world's best basketball players into spectators on a nightly basis has been must-see TV. Every time he takes the court it's been an event.
To call Steph's 2015-16 season "historic" feels like an understatement because what he's doing is literally unprecedented.
Below are nine insane facts that illustrate just how incredible he's played. You might want to sit down...
9) Steph holds the current record for most three-point field goals in a season (2014-15). The way things are going, he'll break his own record by 140.
Steph Curry 3-point update: Through 10 games, he’s on pace for 426.
— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) November 13, 2015
8) So far he's having the most dominant offensive season in NBA history...
Steph Curry's 333 points are the most a player has ever scored in a 10-0 start, per Elias. Next is MJ, who had 288 in 1996-97's 10-0 start. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 13, 2015
7) He has the same number of made three-point field goals as the San Antonio Spurs (52), which means he's tied for 27th in the NBA...among teams.
Steph Curry is the 27th best 3-pt shooting team in the NBA... pic.twitter.com/cK2N9xMEZt
— Jake O'Donnell (@_JakeODonnell) November 13, 2015
6) Steph leads all point guards in field goal percentage (.659) while his average shot distance is the 59th furthest in the entire league (17.6 feet), which isn't all that special until you realize he's scoring 33 points a game. Here's shot chart through 10 games...
5) Steph has played in 657 fewer games than his father did in his career. For context, Dell Curry once lead the NBA in three-point percentage (1998-99). Now read this...
4) Did we mention Steph Curry is good at shooting threes?
Coming into this season, no player had ever hit more than 38 three-pointers in the first 10 games. Steph Curry has hit 52 three's thus far.
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) November 13, 2015
3) No lead is safe against Warriors when Steph routinely drops 20 points in a quarter. This stat is insane...
2) If Steph Curry only played the first quarter of every game this season, he'd be tied with Nick Young for the 12th most made three-pointers in the league. The breakdown of his scoring by quarter is hard to wrap your head around...
1) Obviously it won't stay this high, but Stephen Curry currently has the highest season-long player efficiency rating in NBA history, six points higher than Wilt Chamberlain's 31.82 in 1963. The takeaway: Steph Curry might be playing the best basketball anyone has ever seen.
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