Stephen Curry's Insane Three-Point Streak Finally Comes To An End
LOS ANGELES — For the first time in nearly two years, Stephen Curry never splashed.
Curry went 0-for-10 from beyond the arc during the Warriors’ 117-97 road loss to the Lakers on Friday, snapping his NBA record 157-game streak with at least one three-pointer. The last time Curry failed to make a three-pointer: Nov. 11, 2014, in a 113-100 home loss to the Spurs.
Curry’s record-setting streak spanned 73 games in the 2014-15 season, 79 games during the 2015-16 season and the first five games of the 2016-17 campaign. He surpassed Hawks forward Kyle Korver’s previous record of 127 games back in February.
Remarkably, Curry’s streak stretched to 196 games if both regular season and postseason games are included, which is also a record. Curry hit at least one three in all 21 of Golden State’s games en route to the 2015 title and in all 18 of his appearances during the 2016 postseason.
“That was a cool little ride,” Curry said Friday, after finishing with 13 points on 5-for-17 shooting. “I would have loved to finish my career making one every game. But, hey, start a new one. … It was kind of weird not to make one, but I will keep shooting.”
During his streak, Curry connected on 687 of his 1,520 three-point attempts (45.2%), averaging 4.4 made threes per game. No other NBA player has ever averaged four made threes per season; Curry did it for nearly two years straight.
Clippers guard J.J. Redick now holds the NBA’s longest active streak with at least one three-pointer at 61 games. Pacers forward Paul George is second at 27 and Rockets guard Eric Gordon is third at 26.
Curry rewrote the three-point record during his streak, capturing the 2015 and 2016 MVP awards along the way.
• In 2014-15, he set new NBA records for three-point makes (286) and attempts (646).
• He then broke those own records in 2015-16 with 402 makes and 886 attempts.
• He set NBA postseason records for three-point makes (98) and attempts (232) during the 2015 playoffs. (Klay Thompson tied both marks in 2016.)
• He helped the Warriors set a team record with 1,077 made threes in 2015-16.
• In 2015-16, he became the first player to make 10 or more three-pointers multiple times in the same season. He finished with four games of 10+ threes.
• He tied an NBA record and set a new career-high with 12 three-pointers in a Feb. 27, 2016, win over the Thunder.
Curry and the Warriors fell to 4-2 with the loss to the Lakers despite 27 points from Kevin Durant. Golden State is set to host the Pelicans on Monday, when Curry can attempt to begin a new streak in earnest.