Stephen Curry and the Most Three-Pointers in a Season
Actually, what was it with three seasons: 1994-95, 1995-96 and 1996-97?
The three-point line was originally 23 feet, 9 inches from the basket. To increase scoring the NBA shortened the distance to just 22 feet during those three seasons. Since 1997-98, the arc has been set back to its original distance. So that explains some of the skewed data.
What isn’t skewed is the three-point explosion of the new century. Thirteen of the top 20 made their marks post 2000-01. The three-pointer has become an important and legitimate weapon – critical components of many teams’ offenses, including the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.
There is a parallel with what is going on in the NFL today, and that league’s passing explosion. Fans want offense. They want points. New penalty and foul rules the NFL and NBA have instituted over the past decade to protect players lend themselves to opening the field or floor for the offensive player. There is more “hands off” from the defense than ever before in both sports.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Stephen Curry||272||78||45.3||2012-13||Golden State Warriors|
|2.||Ray Allen||269||78||41.2||2005-06||Seattle SuperSonics|
|3.||Dennis Scott||267||83||42.5||1995-96||Orlando Magic|
|4.||George McCloud||257||79||37.9||1995-96||Dallas Mavericks|
|5.||Jason Richardson||243||82||40.6||2007-08||Charlotte Bobcats|
|6.||Peja Stojakovic||240||81||43.3||2003-04||Sacramento Kings|
|7.||Peja Stojakovic||231||77||44.1||2007-08||New Orleans Hornets|
|7.||Mookie Blaylock||231||81||37.1||1995-96||Atlanta Hawks|
|9.||Ray Allen||229||69||43.4||2001-02||Milwaukee Bucks|
|9.||Reggie Miller||229||81||42.7||1996-97||Indiana Pacers|
|11.||Rashard Lewis||226||81||40.9||2007-08||Orlando Magic|
|11.||Kyle Korver||226||82||40.5||2004-05||Philadelphia 76ers|
|11.||Quentin Richardson||226||79||35.8||2004-05||Phoenix Suns|
|14.||Mitch Richmond||225||81||43.7||1995-96||Sacramento Kings|
|14.||Damon Jones||225||82||43.2||2004-05||Miami Heat|
|16.||Antoine Walker||222||81||34.4||2001-02||Boston Celtics|
|17.||Mookie Blaylock||221||78||36.6||1996-97||Atlanta Hawks|
|17.||Antoine Walker||221||81||36.7||2000-01||Boston Celtics|
|19.||Rashard Lewis||220||79||39.7||2008-09||Orlando Magic|
|20.||John Starks||217||80||35.5||1994-95||New York Knicks|
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