Well, when it finally comes to all-time 3-point accuracy, the inevitable has happened. Stephen Curry surpassed Ray Allen for the League record making more than 3 points in career, regular season and playoffs combined, than any other player in history.
History was made on Friday when Curry’s Golden State Warriors (11-2) faced the Chicago Bulls (9-4). Steph only needed two long-range shots to break Allen’s record and it didn’t take long to achieve, taking first place at the start of the second quarter by knocking down a 3 point atop the key .
With those three points, Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for the most points of all time (including the playoffs) 💦 pic.twitter.com/SXMLCKcmfL
– ESPN (@espn) November 13, 2021
Curry then shot 9-17 behind the 3-point line to reach 40 points in a resounding 119-93 win.
Curry overtook Allen’s watermark with 3,358 points scored in 585 fewer games, averaging 3.7 points scored per game for his career. Curry’s 5.2 average has made 3 points per game this season, which saw him break his 2015-16 single-season speed record when he hit 402 for the season. He also has five of the top 10 3-point shooting performances on the all-time list.
Besides the 2019-20 season where he only played five games with a broken hand, Curry never finished a season shooting under 41% on a 3-point field or under 45%. in the field.
Curry’s next opportunity to add to his all-time totals will be Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets.