On Friday night, Stephen Curry extended his NBA record to 200 consecutive regular-season games with at least one 3-pointer, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 106-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
His 3-pointer in On December 1, 2018, he was approached by the Detroit Pistons. Curry is the first player in league history to score 40 or more points, 65% shooting percentage and five 3-pointers in back-to-back games.
At several NBA betting sites, the Warriors have the third-best odds to win the championship in 2023. A few sportsbooks are offering better odds, the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers.
200 straight regular season games with Trey.
Only one player was able to do this.
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With 1:18 to play in the fourth quarter, the eight-time All-Star fired a game-tying shot from downtown. He then made a layup and sank another 3-pointer to finish the night with 40 points.
Stephen Curry shot 15-of-23 (65.2%) from the floor and 6-of-11 (54.5%) from 3-point range for the Cavaliers. Additionally, this is the first time in his NBA career that he has averaged 40 points on 65.2% shooting over three games.
Stephen Curry extended his NBA record to 200 consecutive regular season games with one or more 3-pointers.
“You run out of adjectives to describe Steph’s game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the win. “Night after night, he’s amazing. He is in great shape.
If there’s one area where he’s dramatically improved now than when I got here eight years ago, it’s his strength and conditioning.
So far this season, Stephen Curry has recorded two double-doubles and one triple-double as well.
Moreover, Draymond Green finished his performance with a career-high 13 rebounds along with nine assists. Green and Kerr received technical fouls before halftime.
“To me, it’s not what he does, it’s what he does,” Green explained. “I think it was our best defensive game. I think we’re all closed on the ball side.
Defense is exactly what the Warriors need right now. Through 12 games of the 2022-23 season, Golden State ranks last in points allowed, averaging 119 points per game. Stephen Curry wants to add other players.
Additionally, the Warriors ranked 24th overall in defensive efficiency (1.112). Their opponent’s shooting percentage is 46.4%, which ranks 16th in the league.
While Stephen Curry is playing his best basketball, the rest of the team needs to improve. At 5-7, the Warriors are now 11th overall in the Western Conference standings.