Stephen Curry is going to set a lot of shooting records before he's done playing basketball. On Sunday, he became the standard-bearer for three-pointers in two seasons.
With that three-pointer, Stephen Curry has hit 479 threes over the past two seasons, the most threes in back-to-back years in NBA history— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 17, 2014
This, of course, is on the heels of Curry setting the record for threes in a single season, something he did by hitting 272 triples during the 2012-13 campaign.
Curry promptly added to his two-season total after hitting the record-breaking 479th in Portland on Sunday (it's worth noting he broke the single-season record in Portland last year as well). He finished the game 6-of-12 in a 113-112 win over the Trail Blazers, bringing that two-year total to 484.
And just saying two years or two seasons doesn't really do this record justice. There are 82 games in an NBA season, meaning 164 would constitute a full two-season stretch. Curry's put up his gaudy 484 in just 143 games. That's an average of 3.4 makes per game.
And he often starts draining them when his team needs them most:
Steph Curry ON FIRE. He's scored 27 of his 36 points in the 2nd half. Drains a three after a behind the back dribble. GS up, 100-99. 4:43 Q4— Dime Update (@DimeUpdate) March 17, 2014
Performances like Sunday's have almost become commonplace for Curry, and he's making it easier and easier to make the argument that he's the game's best shooter. Not only now, but of all time:
Curry's ability to get hot and take over a game from beyond the arc will make Golden State a tough out going forward.
Whichever team draws the Warriors in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs will certainly have to devote a lot of attention to Curry on the three-point line.
Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.