Steph Curry scored 51 points in three quarters Wednesday night -- an incredible feat, to be sure. But it’s made even more amazing when you consider the deeper statistical dives only possible on NBA Twitter.
So, let’s examine nine mind-blowing facts about the Warriors star’s big game against the Wizards at Oracle Arena.
1. He has more than triple the double-digit 3-point games than the next people on the list
Stephen Curry's 10 career games with double-digit three-pointers are the most by any player in NBA history. Klay Thompson and J.R. Smith have three such games in their careers, while no other player has more than one.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 25, 2018
Also mind-blowing is that J.R. Smith is on this list …
2. He also owns almost half of the 11-plus 3-pointer games in NBA history
Games with 11+ 3-pointers:— Zach Kram (@zachkram) October 25, 2018
Steph Curry: 6
Every other player in NBA history: 7 combined
Something tells us Steph will increase his share. And just to prove he likes his 3-pointers in bunches …
Warriors' Stephen Curry is the NBA's all-time leader in games with...— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 25, 2018
5+ threes: 185
6+ threes: 106
7+ threes: 61
8+ threes: 38
9+ threes: 17
10+ threes: 10
11+ threes: 6
12+ threes: 2
13+ threes: 1.
3. A Warriors player actually has scored more than 51 points in three quarters
Stephen Curry tallied 51 PTS through three quarters tonight, the most points by a Warriors player before the fourth quarter since Klay Thompson's 60 on Dec. 5, 2016. Curry's 11 three-pointers through three quarters of a game tied the most ever made by an NBA player. @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/lzdKn69Hra— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) October 25, 2018
Like Steph, Klay didn’t play in the fourth quarter of his big game.
4. Steph, KD and Klay combined to outscore six whole teams
Stephen Curry (51), Kevin Durant (30), and Klay Thompson (19) combined for 100 points in the @warriors win over the Wizards. The last trio to score 100 PTS in a game was Kobe Bryant (61), Pau Gasol (31) and Trevor Ariza (13) - 105 total - on Feb. 2, 2009 at New York. pic.twitter.com/SvnB0Z5E75— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) October 25, 2018
Those 100 points were well more than what the Cavaliers (86), Knicks (87), Rockets (89), Grizzlies (92), Spurs (96) and Kings (97) put up in their games.
5. Steph would rank 26th in the NBA in 3-pointers this season -- if he was a team
Steph Curry has made more threes this season than four entire teams. pic.twitter.com/MG2Qm4GsMB— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 25, 2018
They say the NBA is a superstar league, but we’re sure Curry couldn’t play 1-on-5. Maybe.
6. He now needs just 811 3-pointers in 670 more games to match the NBA all-time leader’s pace
Crazy. Just freakin crazy. pic.twitter.com/2jEj1yCkm5— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) October 25, 2018
He averaged 237 3-pointers in his previous nine NBA seasons, so unless there are health concerns, he won’t need that many games to take the top spot away from Allen. Not even close.
7. He’s the undisputed king of the 50-point, 10-3PM game
Entering tonight, there had been only 7 games in NBA history when a player had at least 50 points & 10 made 3’s...— Adam Stanco (@NaismithLives) October 25, 2018
Steph had 4 of them.
He now has 5 of 8.
No surprise, really …
8. NBA players are hitting 50 points in a game at a record pace
From 1983 to 2017, there were just 3 players who scored at least 50 points while playing less than 33 minutes...— Adam Stanco (@NaismithLives) October 25, 2018
It’s now happened 3 times IN THE LAST YEAR...
Jan. 31: CJ McCollum had 50 in 29
Feb. 9: Damian Lillard had 50 in 29
TONIGHT: Steph Curry had 51 in 32
Steph’s addition to this list just makes it seem right …
9. He’s now tied with Michael Jordan for most “Jordan Shrugs” with one
🐐 recognize 🐐 pic.twitter.com/G1VZJvHdSo— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 25, 2018
Steph does have MJ soundly beat in this category, though …
Apples to oranges, yes, but Steph Curry's made more 3-pointers in 5 games this year than Michael Jordan made in his first 4 SEASONS, combined. That's a lot of apples to not a lot of oranges.— Zach Kram (@zachkram) October 25, 2018
Just the GOAT putting on another GOAT-like performance in a season that’s sure to be memorable for Warriors fans.