The Golden State Warriors' game against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night will be Stephen Curry’s first since rewriting the record books with 13 made 3-pointers Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
To commemorate his 13 buckets from downtown, here are 13 stats, nuggets and random observations you may have may missed.
(1) Curry made more 3s on Monday (13) than Michael Jordan made in his first two seasons (12). Although Jordan played only 12 games in his second season, he did not make his 13th career 3 until the 108th game of his career. Several other notable guards took a long time to do what Curry managed in one night.
(2) Since the 3-point line was established in 1979-80, there are two teams -- the 1980-81 Atlanta Hawks and the 1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers -- that made fewer than 13 3s in an entire season. Both of those teams made 10. That Lakers team did it while ranking second in the NBA in scoring at 115 points per game.
(3) Among players to debut in the 3-point era, there are 18 who have made exactly 13 career 3s. The most games and minutes played among those players belong to Joe Kleine, who played 965 games and nearly 15,000 minutes over a 15-year career. None of Kleine’s 13 treys came playing against Dell Curry (they squared off 29 times).
(4) Twelve of Stephen Curry’s 13 makes were contested, and all but two of his attempts were contested. Entering Monday’s game, Curry was 14-for-36 this season on contested 3s. His 12-for-15 effort bumped his season 3-point field goal percentage on contested 3s from 39 percent to 51 percent.
(5) Curry went 9-for-11 from the 3-point line when sharing the court with Kevin Durant. Over the Warriors’ two previous games, Curry was 0-for-9 from 3 in 43 minutes playing alongside Durant.
(6) In addition to going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc in transition, Curry burned pretty much everyone in the half court. Seven different players guarded Curry for at least one attempted 3-pointer. He hit at least one against each of them. The Pelicans whom Curry rained down upon were Tim Frazier, E’Twaun Moore, Langston Galloway, Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill, Buddy Hield and yes, even Anthony Davis.
(7) Ten of Curry’s 13 3s came directly off passes from teammates, as five different Warriors players -- Draymond Green (five), Ian Clark (two), Andre Iguodala (two), Durant and Klay Thompson -- assisted a Curry trey. Curry was 10-of-11 from beyond the arc on passes from his teammates.
(8) More than half of the teams in the NBA (16 of 30) have not hit 13 3s in any game this season. Since the start of last season, the Spurs and Timberwolves each have as many games with 13 made 3s as Curry.
(9) Included in Curry’s record-shattering barrage was his first 30-footer of the season. Since the start of last season, Curry has made 22 shots from 30 feet and beyond. The player with the second most is Damian Lillard with six. Lillard is the only other player who has made more than three.
(10) With 13 of his 16 made shots coming from downtown, Curry has now made more 3s (32) than 2-pointers (31) this season. Since the start of last season, Curry has the exact same number of 3s as he does 2s (434).
(11) After entering Monday tied for third in the NBA in made 3s, Curry is now back on top. In fact, the only player in NBA history with more through the first seven games of a season is Curry last season, when he had 38.
(12) If you add up the distances of all of Curry’s made 3s, it comes out to 341 feet. The Statue of Liberty is 305 feet tall.
(13) Curry now sits at 1,625 career long balls, which ranks 18th in league history. Although he didn’t pass anyone Monday, Curry’s next target is another back-to-back MVP who just so happens to currently work for the Warriors. Steve Nash made 1,685 3s over his 18-year career.