The 2023–24 NBA season has seen Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry go on a tear. During the first four games, the 35-year-old has shot an incredible 48.8 percent from three-point range and 52.4 percent from the field, averaging 33.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.
He has at least four three-pointers in each game, and in three of the four, he has made six or more. All three of those games have come after the team’s defeat to the Phoenix Suns on opening night.
What’s more, the Warriors have a winning record in games where Curry has attempted six or more jumpers from beyond the arc this season. A statistic that demonstrates Curry’s dominance and outstanding skill as a player—and particularly as a scoring threat—came to light during his scorching start to the season.
The statistic, which came from StatMamba on X, the site that was formerly known as Twitter, broke down the total number of games that Curry, Klay Thompson, and Damian Lillard had with seven or more three-pointers. It did not include his most recent game, in which he made seven three-pointers.
Stephen Curry: 118 games (119 after making 7 of 13 free throw attempts in Monday night’s victory over the New Orleans Pelicans)
Klay Thompson: 46 games
Damian Lillard: 45 games.
It’s an amazing change, especially in light of the fact that he had hit 42.8 percent from three-point range in 885 career regular-season games before his performance against the Pelicans.