Stephen Curry has blazed his own trail in the NBA as an all-time great player. Often considered the benchmark for shooting, he is a victim of his own greatness. The fans are so used to his outrageous 3-pointers, that other facets of his game are usually underplayed. One such factor is his insane scoring ability.
The fact that he has 2 Scoring Champ titles to his name should be proof enough of the same. Steph averaged 30.1 points in the 2015-2016 season and a career-high 32 points per game in the 2020-2021 season to lead the NBA in scoring. He has been a part of the top 10 scorers in the league for 8 seasons in his 13 seasons in the NBA.
But how consistently does he score big? And how often has Stephen Curry had a 30-point game?
Stephen Curry has 234 30-point games
Stephen Curry has 234 30-point games in his career and ranks 23rd on the all-time list for 30-point games. It would be no surprise if he breaks into the top 20 of the list led by Michael Jordan before his career ends.
His 30-point games have not compromised his playmaking in the least. He averages 6.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in games where he has scored above 30 points. His field goal percentage is also an incredibly efficient 54.7%. His 3-point shooting as always also stands out, with him making an average of 6.3 3-pointers in these games from 12.3 attempts.
56 of his 234 30-point games have had 40+ points on 58.2% shooting and 8.6 3-pointers made. 10 of these games have been 50+ point games with even higher efficiency of 62% shooting from the field. He has made an average of 9.9 3-pointers in his 50-point games.
And of course, his career-high game of 62 points against the Portland Trail Blazers.
He scored 62 points on 58% shooting and drained 8 3-pointers from behind the arc. The general trend in his high-scoring games is he ups his efficiency and attempts more shots from distance. The accuracy increase is very impressive and only adds to his reputation of being the most lethal shooter in the game.
He also has 45 games in the playoffs with 30+ points with 6 of them being 40-point games. How many more games can he add to this list as he goes up against the Dallas Mavericks in the conference finals? And where do you think he will end up in the list of all-time 30-point games?