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Stephen Curry’s career highs in NBA Finals: Most points, 3-pointers for Warriors star in single game

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Stephen Curry is a three-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP and the league’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals. He is the greatest shooter in the history of the game.

In terms of scoring, he’s already cracked the 20,000 career points barrier — a mark not many players reach. He’s averaged more than 20 points per game in 10 consecutive seasons.

We all know that Curry is an accomplished scorer and shooter, but what is his highest scoring output in an NBA Finals game?

MORE: Curry sets new NBA Finals record in Game 1

Stephen Curry’s career high for points in an NBA Finals game

For a player of Curry’s caliber, it’s almost shocking to see that he’s only scored 40 or more points once in an NBA Finals game. His most explosive NBA Finals (and NBA Playoff) performance came in Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Raptors.

The Warriors were missing both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson for Game 3 of that series, so Curry went absolutely atomic on the Raptors, finishing with 47 points in 43 minutes.

Curry also filled up the rest of the stat sheet with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

An undermanned Golden State team was no match for Toronto that day. The Raptors won Game 3 and went on to clinch the franchise’s first NBA title in six games.

Opponent Year Points
vs. Raptors 2019 47
at Cavaliers 2016 38
at Cavaliers 2018 37
vs. Cavaliers 2015 37
vs. Celtics 2022 34
at Raptors 2019 34
vs. Cavaliers 2017 34
vs. Cavaliers 2018 33
vs. Cavaliers 2017 32

Stephen Curry’s career high for 3-pointers in an NBA Finals game

Curry was on track to set a new career high for 3-pointers in an NBA Finals game when he hit six in the opening period of Game 1 against the Celtics on Thursday. Curry started 6-of-8 in the first quarter — one of those misses was a half-court heave at the buzzer — but he went just 1-of-6 over the final 36 minutes.

He set an NBA Finals record with nine 3-pointers against the Cavaliers on June 3, 2018. Curry had 33 points on 11-of-26 shooting, including 9-of-17 from beyond the arc.

The Warriors beat the Cavaliers in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. They went on to sweep the Cavs, giving Curry the third title of his career.

Opponent Year 3PT FG
vs. Cavaliers 2018 9
vs. Celtics 2022 7
at Cavaliers 2018 7
at Cavaliers 2016 7
vs.Cavaliers 2015 7
at Cavaliers 2015 7
vs. Raptors 2019 6
vs.Cavaliers 2017 6
at Cavaliers 2016 6

Most points scored, 3-pointers made by a Warriors player in an NBA Finals game

Curry’s 47-point explosion in the 2019 NBA Finals fell short of the franchise record for most points scored in an NBA Finals game. Rick Barry still holds that record after he dropped 55 points against the 76ers on April 18, 1967.

Player Year Points
Rick Barry 1967 55
Stephen Curry 2019 47
Rick Barry 1967 44
Kevin Durant 2018 43
Rick Barry 1967 43
Kevin Durant 2017 39
Kevin Durant 2017 38
Stephen Curry 2016 38
Rick Barry 1975 38
Stephen Curry 2018 37

The list for most 3-point field goals in an NBA Finals game is a little more skewed to the modern era. Curry and Klay Thompson unsurprisingly dominate the list for the Warriors.

Player Year 3-PT Made
Stephen Curry 2018 9
Stephen Curry 2022 7
Klay Thompson 2019 7
Stephen Curry 2018 7
Stephen Curry 2016 7
Stephen Curry 2015 7
Stephen Curry 2015 7
Klay Thompson 2019 6
Stephen Curry 2019 6
Kevin Durant 2018 6





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