With his second three-point field goal of Golden State’s game against Portland (at the 6:49 mark of the second quarter), Stephen Curry broke the NBA’s single-season record for three-point field goals. It was Curry’s 270th three of the season, surpassing the record of 269 that was previously held by Ray Allen during his 2005-06 season with Seattle.
In the midst of the record, it is easy to forget just how efficient Curry has been with his three-point barrage this season. The Warriors guard finishes the year by shooting 272-for-600 from three-point distance, which is good for 45.33% — third in the NBA behind Jose Calderon and Kyle Korver.
This is a simply astounding total when adjusted for volume, and his proficiency helped to propel him to .590 true shooting percentage, which, when adjusted for his position, is off-the-charts good.
When examining the effectiveness and sheer volume of his attempts this season, there is only one logical conclusion. Curry is the best shooter in the NBA already. It’s easy to forget that he is in his age-25 season, and at the current trajectory, things are only going to improve for the Golden State stand-out.