Warrior’s Stephen Curry broke Ray Allen’s single-season three-point record Wednesday night when he dropped his 270th long-range shot with 6:50 left in the second quarter when they were in playing the Portland Trailblazers. Curry ended the night 4-of-11 from 3-point range to give him 272 makes from downtown on the season.
During Allen’s 2005-06 campaign for the Seattle Supersonics, he made 269 of 653 from beyond the arc for 41.2 percent. Curry’s season hasn’t just been more prolific in terms of volume, but he was also a more accurate shooter. Curry’s 272 makes came on just 600 attempts, good for 45.2 percent. They both played in 78 games. Allen is still the all-time record-holder for made 3s with 2,857 and he’s made 40.1 percent over the course of his career. Through his first four seasons in the NBA, Allen made 497 3s at a rate of 38.8 percent. Through Curry’s first four seasons, he’s made 644 3-pointers at a clip of 44.6 percent.
Congrats to Stephen Curry on this accomplishment. He makes his threes look like layups.