Steph Curry is off to an atypically poor shooting start to the season, but obviously, he's bound to get on a roll soon. The greatest shooter in the history of the NBA has the occasional mini-slump every now and then, but he has that title for a reason.
Curry has shot 2-for-10 from 3-point range in each of the Warriors' two losses to begin the 2020-21 season, as the team has struggled from the perimeter as a whole. Golden State will try to get on track Monday in Chicago against the Bulls, and if practice footage is any indication, Curry appears poised to lead the way.
At Saturday's practice, the two-time NBA MVP made 105 3-pointers -- in a row.
That wasn't a loop. Nope, that's over five straight minutes of Curry draining corner 3s without a miss. And no, you didn't count incorrectly. The footage shows Curry making 102 3-pointers, but he made another three before the camera started rolling.
Practice or not, that's incredibly impressive. But apparently, not surprising.
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"Obviously the greatest shooter I think to ever play this game," Draymond Green said of Curry's practice feat. "I can’t sit here and act surprised. It doesn’t really surprise me."
Warriors coach Steve Kerr, on the other hand, was blown away.
"I heard about it, [Warriors coach Bruce Fraser] told me after it happened," Kerr said. "I think his previous record was 77, I asked [Fraser] that specifically. That’s insane, it’s insane, it’s probably a World Record, I don’t know if the Guinness Book of World Records still exists, that was one of my favorite books growing up. If it still exists, that should go in the book, because we have video evidence now apparently."
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There's another reason to believe Curry might be on the verge of an imminent breakout, too, as the United Center in Chicago has been the setting of some spectacular Warriors shooting performances. Back in 2016-17, Curry shot 11-of-15 from beyond the arc in a 126-111 Golden State win. The following season, fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson shot 14-of-24 from 3-point range in a 149-124 victory, in which he set the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single game.
Curry and the Warriors are bound to work their way out of their rut eventually, and perhaps a visit to the Windy City will serve as a spark.