Curry passes Steve Nash on all-time 3-point list

Curry passes Steve Nash on all-time 3-point list

Taking note of their physical similarities and small college backgrounds, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry admits that as a youngster he studied Steve Nash, who also played point guard.

Curry’s career with the Warriors has in some ways equaled and eclipsed that of Nash, who retired two years ago after 18 seasons in the NBA.

The latest came Sunday, in 116-108 win over Minnesota, when Curry drilled a pair of 3-pointers to zoom past Nash into 17th place on the all-time list for 3-pointers. Curry boosted his total to 1,687, two ahead of Nash.

Coming out of Santa Clara, Nash played 1,217 games. Curry, who attended Davidson College, has played 520.

In his role as player development consultant coach for the Warriors, Nash often works closely with Curry. So he was rather pleased at being bumped by Curry, who conceivably could enter the top 10 before the end of the season.

“It’s always fun to see the young guys climb the charts,” Nash said through a team spokesman. “I expect that he will be much higher on that list before he is finished with his incredible career.”

Like Nash, Curry owns two MVP trophies. Like Nash, Curry won his in back-to-back seasons. Like Nash, Curry presides over offenses that lead the NBA in scoring. Nash made eight trips to the All-Star Game, while Curry has made three. Nash won three Player of the Month awards; Curry has won eight.

Curry has achieved one more goal that eluded Nash: an NBA championship.

1. Ray Allen 2973
2. Reggie Miller* 2560
3. Jason Terry 2181
4. Paul Pierce 2133
5. Jason Kidd 1988
6. Jamal Crawford 1965
7. Vince Carter 1961
8. Kyle Korver 1925
9. Joe Johnson 1864
10. Chauncey Billups 1830
11. Kobe Bryant 1827
12. Rashard Lewis 1787
13. Peja Stojakovic 1760
14. Dale Ellis 1719
15. J.R. Smith 1715
16. Dirk Nowitzki 1707
17. Stephen Curry 1687 (and counting)
18. Steve Nash 1685

Steph Curry makes 300th 3-pointer in season for 3rd time in NBA career

Steph Curry makes 300th 3-pointer in season for 3rd time in NBA career

If you didn’t already know, Steph Curry is the best shooter in the history of basketball.

Now that we got that out of the way: On Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Steph hit his 300th 3-pointer of the season for the third time in his career. 

With 303 3’s this season, the Warriors star already has the 4th most treys ever in an NBA season.

Here’s the bucket.

Steph is clearly the G.O.A.T, and that Klay Thompson guy isn't too bad, either. We all know the Splash Brothers are two of the best shooters ever, but it’s even more ridiculous to see it on paper. 

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Seven of the top 10 spots are Warriors. Five are Steph. Two are Klay. Absolutely ridiculous.

Ruining the game, one three at a time.

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 117-107 win over Timberwolves

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 117-107 win over Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- One day after the Warriors failed to find their shot in San Antonio, the defending champs found the necessary energy to put on a shooting display on the second night of a back-to-back.

In Tuesday's 117-107 win over the Timberwolves, the Warriors shot 48.4 percent from the field, dishing out 39 assists to just 13 turnovers.

Following the NBA All-Star break, members of the team said they wanted to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference by season's end. This win brought them closer to that goal, as the Warriors (48-22) finished their four-game trip 3-1 and maintained a half-game lead over the Denver Nuggets (47-22) atop the conference standings.

Here are the takeaways from the game at Target Center.

The Chef cooked

After surrendering a 9-0 run to start the second half, the Warriors outscored the T-Wolves 21-7 over the last nine minutes of the third quarter. Stephen Curry scored 22 points in the quarter, helping Golden State blow open the contest.

Curry, who finished with 36 points, hit his 300th 3-pointer of the season, marking the third time in his NBA career that he has eclipsed that milestone in a season.

Splash revival

Less than 24 hours after Curry and Klay Thompson shot a combined 14 of 43 from the field, the Splash Brothers put on a display. This time, they combined to shoot 23 of 42.

Thompson, who missed his first eight shot attempts Monday night, was 5 of 5 in the first quarter, helping the Warriors overcome a sluggish start. He finished with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting.

Jerebko balled out

After toiling on the bench for most of the calendar year, Jonas Jerebko made the most of his opportunity with center DeMarcus Cousins sidelined.

Jerebko scored 18 points in 18 minutes, including 14 points in the second quarter, to help the Warriors secure a 59-47 halftime lead.

When Jerebko signed last summer, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told the eight-year veteran that his minutes would fluctuate. Over the past 21 games, the forward has had six DNPs. Kerr tends to reward players following big performances, though, so Jerebko's minutes could see an uptick in upcoming games.