Since attracting more votes than any other player for the All-Star Game last February, Steph Curry has won some heavy hardware, from the MVP award to an NBA championship to, of course, that gaudy championship ring.
It’s evident Curry wants more –- as he showed Thursday night, scoring 46 points to lead the Warriors to a 129-116 victory at Minnesota.
Here is a look at some of the numbers through 10 games, all Warriors wins, as Curry sets a blistering scoring pace:
- Curry has made 52 3-pointers, averaging of 5.2 per game. He’s well on his way to shattering his record of 286 3-pointers only last season. At this rate, he’ll finish with 442 treys. And he’ll need only 56 games to surpass his previous standard.
- Curry’s 3-point shooting percentage, 48.3, is career-high.
- Curry has scored 333 total points, averaging 33.3 per game. His career-high is 24.0 per game, set in 2013-14. He averaged 23.8 last season. Over the past 40 seasons, only two players –- Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan -– have averaged more than 33.3 per game over a full season.
- Curry’s 205 total field-goal attempts is 32 more than through the first 10 games last season. His 333 points, however, are an 85-point improvement over last season. He’s far more efficient now, as it’s nearly impossible to score 85 points on 32 shots.
- Curry has 1,243 career 3-pointers, ranking 43rd all time. The man who is 42nd on the all-time list is his father, Dell Curry, a noted long-distance marksman who finished retired with 1,245 treys. Dell played 657 more games in his career than Steph has so far in his own.