Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry currently has a 50-50-90 shooting line in 15 games played this season.
He is making 51.9 percent of his field goals, 50.3 percent of his three-point attempts, and shoots 93.1 percent from the free-throw line. The Warriors superstar is also on pace to hit 378 three-pointers once the season is done.
To put things in perspective, the 50-40-90 shooting club — reserved for those who shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point distance, and 90 percent from the free-throw line — is only composed of Curry, Kevin Durant, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, and Larry Bird. Even the legendary Ray Allen isn’t included in this elite group.
Hold on: Those Curry numbers were without tonight included, so…
Steph, back in the MVP race after Cavs outing, missed 11 games to injury but is still on pace to hit…378 threes.
Shooting 51.9% overall, 50.3% 3pt, 93.1% from FT line (30.2 ppg, 5.7 apg, 5.1 rpg)
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 6, 2018
Now, Curry wants to take it to a whole new level by establishing a new 50-50-90 cub.
Stephen Curry has already missed 11 games this season due to a groin injury. But it seems like he’s becoming one of the favorites once again to earn the Most Valuable Player award with his performance when he’s healthy. He is having a superb season so far as he averages 30.2 points, 5.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game.
The Warriors clearly struggled during his absence. The truth is they went 5-6 in the games that he missed. As a result, they experienced their worst win-loss record in the season’s first 20 games since 2013.
It shows just how important Curry is to this high-scoring team. Now that he’s back, the Warriors have seemingly found their stride again.
Stephen Curry returned a few days ago against the Detroit Pistons. Despite a losing effort, he managed to score 27 points to pick up where he left off. Against the Atlanta Hawks, he played in only 29 minutes but scored 30 points because of his 10-of-17 shooting from the floor.
In the Warriors’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday, he exploded for his highest scoring output since returning which is also a career-high against the Cavs. He scored 42 points and sank nine of his 14 three-point attempts.
Curry is one of the best players in the league right now, and the stats do not lie. His jaw-dropping numbers are the ones that seemingly do the talking for the five-time All-Star.