Stephen Curry’s streak of 157 straight games with a three-pointer ends
Lost in amongst the madness surrounding Kevin Durant’s arrival in California and the Golden State Warriors’ quest for a third-straight Finals appearance, Stephen Curry has officially gone an entire game without making a three-pointer for the first time since 2014.
No, seriously, that’s a real statistic.
On November 11th, 2014, the Warriors lost 113-100 to the San Antonio Spurs and Curry went without a made three-pointer. Since then, the back-to-back MVP had made at least one in every single game until Saturday’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers, where he went 0-10 from behind the arc.
If you’re counting only regular season games, his streak lasted 157 games — but, if you include the playoffs, that number jumps to 196. That total is more than two full 82-game NBA seasons, which makes the streak rather astounding.
The previous record was held by the Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver, who netted in 127 straight games between 2012 and 2014. Before that, the record dipped to just 89, set by Dana Barros in 1994-1996.
Of course, we’ve well-documented Stephen’s insane three-point shooting prowess over and over again — so this doesn’t surprise us at all. According to Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver, Stephen has this to say after the game:
“That was a cool little ride,” Curry said Friday, after finishing with 13 points on 5-for-17 shooting. “I would have loved to finish my career making one every game. But, hey, start a new one. … It was kind of weird not to make one, but I will keep shooting.”
Yes, you will, Stephen, and we can’t wait to keep watching.
Congratulations on setting another new NBA benchmark of excellence!