Golden State Warriors point guard and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry has dazzled this season, sinking three-pointer after three-pointer with what seems like ease.
The Warriors broke the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for most wins in a single season on Wednesday night, earning their 73rd win in the team’s final game of the regular season against the Memphis Grizzlies. Entering the game, Curry had made 392 threes for the season, but on Wednesday he hit ten three-pointers to bring his total to 402, becoming the first player in the NBA to score 400 threes in a season.
Every one of Curry's 402 three–pointers this season was somehow exhilarating, but we rounded up some of the best.
So technically this three–pointer doesn't even count toward Curry's total this season, since it occurred in preseason. But in hindsight, the fact that Curry was already hitting ridiculous shots during the preseason should have been prescient. On Oct. 5, Curry high-fived teammate Andre Iguodala before even looking to see if his three–pointer went in.
That's not that only time Curry has been so sure of himself that he doesn't need to watch the shot go in. He threw up this shot against the Kings on Jan. 9 and then turned to face the Sacramento bench before it dropped.
Then there was that time he hit a three against the Hawks on Feb. 22 and shimmied in celebration—right in front of Atlanta's bench.
Not all of his shots are pretty, but perhaps that is what makes this next one so impressive. Even while stumbling, Curry still managed to hit this three against the Grizzlies on Nov. 11.
Curry also hit this deep three in the same game.
Speaking of deep threes, here's this one from half court against the Magic...
...and this one from the Pistons’ logo...
...and even this half court shot from the All-Star game.
Curry has also been a record–breaker this season. He surpassed Hawks forward Kyle Kover's consecutive three point record when he hit a three-pointer in 128 straight games. He then broke his own record for most three-pointers in the season with this shot against the Thunder on Feb. 27 for No. 287.
Curry tied the record for most three-pointers in a game with this incredible overtime shot to beat the Thunder.
Curry reached 300 three-pointers with this shot against the Magic on Mar. 7
He once again proved that no distance is too far when he hit this mid-court shot against the Jazz on Mar. 9
Curry sunk this buzzer beater against the New York Knicks on Mar. 16
And a few days later, he banked in this shot against the Dallas Mavericks on Mar. 18, which was just one of his six three-pointers for the night.
This 3/4 court three-pointer against the Spurs may not have counted, but it's still pretty impressive.
The Warriors set the record for most wins in single season with victory No. 73, but that wasn’t only record set Wednesday night. Curry also made history by hitting his 400th three-pointer this season.
Needless to say, it's just too easy for Stephen Curry.
...way too easy.
Curry will resume making three–pointers when Golden State opens up its 2016 postseason on Saturday.