Curry's scoring average, however, is more impressive considering he's playing 33.9 minutes per game. He is scoring almost a point per minute (0.94 point per minute). Harden is averaging 39.4 minutes and 0.73 point per minute.
When you look at the scoring leaders on a per-40 minute basis, Curry's lead widens.
Curry's shooting accuracy has been off the charts in the early going.
He has easily posted 50-40-90 marks (in field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage) through nine games.
Not surprisingly, he leads the NBA with a player efficiency rating of 36.3.
Curry has been productive from all areas of the court.
Curry has made a league-high 44 3-pointers this season. That’s more than three teams (the Grizzlies, Timberwolves and Nets). Only three other players in the NBA –- Damian Lillard, Eric Gordon and George Hill -– have made even half as many 3-pointers as Curry.
It's not just about shooting, either. Curry is averaging 5.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals (second-most in the NBA). He has 27 turnovers this season compared to 24 steals, virtually washing out every turnover with a steal on the other end.