Curry Three Point Drought: Steph Curry missed a three-pointer for the first time in five years against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Curry scored seven points despite shooting 0-for-8 from beyond the arc and 2-for-12 from the field on a rough night.
This marked a significant departure for Curry, breaking a remarkable streak that stretched back to November 8, 2018, when he last missed all attempts from downtown against the Milwaukee Bucks. This brings his NBA record-setting streak of 268 games to an end, with the second-longest streak standing at 157 games held by Milwaukee Bucks’ Damian Lillard, according to StatMuse.
Despite this rare off-night, Curry’s overall performance this season remains stellar. Averaging 28.0 points per game, along with 4.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists, the 35-year-old maintains impressive shooting percentages of 46.1% from the field and 41.1% from three-point range.
Even in the face of Curry’s struggles, the Warriors managed to secure a 118-114 road win against the Trail Blazers. Klay Thompson, Curry’s ‘Splash Brother,’ led the charge with 28 points, showcasing signs of recovery from an early-season shooting slump. Additionally, Andrew Wiggins contributed 25 points coming off the bench, a rarity since his 2014 draft.
The victory becomes more commendable considering the absence of defensive stalwart Draymond Green, serving an indefinite suspension for an incident involving Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurki?.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged the challenge, stating, “We can’t rely on Steph to bail us out every single night.” Emphasizing team unity, Kerr highlighted the importance of different players stepping up, a testament to a collective effort.
While Curry’s historic three-point streak concludes, the Warriors, currently holding the 11th seed in a fiercely competitive Western Conference with a 12-14 record, remain focused on overcoming a slow start to the season.
Our Reader’s Queries
What was the last game Curry didn’t make a three?
Curry’s last game without a successful 3-pointer in the regular season was on November 8, 2018. During that game, he missed all four attempts from behind the arc, resulting in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Does Curry have the most 3 pointers?
Stephen Curry holds the record for the most career three-pointers, having made an impressive 3,554 shots from beyond the arc.
What is the lowest amount of points Curry scored in a game?
Stephen Curry has had the unfortunate experience of scoring his lowest points in a game on five separate occasions, with a score of zero.
What team does Curry average the most points against?
Stephen Curry has been a force to be reckoned with when playing against the Wizards, averaging an impressive 29.2 points per game. This is the highest average he has against any team. In comparison, he averages 19.7 points per game against the Trail Blazers, 17.9 points per game against the Cavaliers, and 18.9 points per game against the Magic. It’s clear that Curry has a special ability to dominate when facing the Wizards.