Stephen Curry has been one half of The Splash Brothers for nearly four years now. The two-time MVP, (first ever unanimous winner) three-time All Star, scoring champion . . . ,you get the picture, has more than carried his weight for the Golden State Warriors.
We’ve kind of gotten to the point where we take him for granted and just assume that he’s gonna make multiple three-point baskets every night. We don’t just pencil him in to get buckets, we write splash, splash and more splash in ink.
He had made a three-point shot in nearly two seasons worth of NBA games. He had made a three in 157 consecutive games.
On Friday Nov. 4 in a 117-97 upset loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Curry’s streak of games with a made three-pointer came to a startling end. It was just an off night for the entire night. There were good looks and open shots but this time around he just couldn’t get them to fall. Not even one of them.
All good things must come to an end at some point and time and this is no different.
So how did Steph bounce back?
Curry simply started anew in NBA record-setting fashion by draining 13 three-pointers against the poor New Orleans Pelicans.
— NBA (@NBA) November 8, 2016
He was 13 of 17 from beyond the arc, 13 of 17!! Most guys would happily take 13 of 17 from the foul line and call that a nice complement to whatever they shot from the field. Curry went out and did that from distance. The crazy thing is that this record may not be safe. Would you be surprised if Curry broke his own record sometime down the road?
The Warriors are still are still getting acclimated to Kevin Durant and the other new additions on their team and vice versa. That said, they will still be a big player in the Western Conference once again when it’s all said and done.
In the meantime Curry’s stroke is back on track and we can all sit back and see how long his next streak will last.