By nailing his 59th three-pointer of the playoffs in the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 115-80 Game 3 thrashing of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, Stephen Curry broke Reggie Miller‘s record for most three-pointers in a single postseason:
Miller made 58 three-pointers in 22 games during the Indiana Pacers’ run to the NBA Finals in 2000, and he shot 39.5 percent from three in that run. After hitting 7-of-9 from three in Game 3, Curry has made 64 three-pointers in just 13 games in these playoffs, which is just a tad under five three-pointers per game. He’s shooting 44.8 percent from long range in this postseason. Here’s his three-point shot chart for the playoffs:
The way he’s going, Curry should easily reach 80 three-pointers in the postseason and could even get to 90 depending on how many more games the Warriors play. 100 isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility either, which is just insane given the previous record was just 58.
No matter where he ends up, Curry has validated his MVP regular season with an even more impressive postseason. And don’t forget, Curry broke his own regular-season record for three-pointers this year by hitting 286 long balls.