Quick Bit: Stephen Curry is returning to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in his career. Which records does he hold? And which ones could he reach?

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The Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in eight years.

As the dynasty remains alive and well, superstar guard Stephen Curry continues to make his push as the greatest point guard of all time with another trip to the game’s biggest stage.

Curry’s sixth Finals appearance matches him with Hall of Famers like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan on the all-time leaderboard, but he’s only halfway to the most Finals appearances ever, a record held by the great Bill Russell.

While that record seems nearly untouchable, Curry has already made his mark on the NBA Finals record books in his first five appearances.

Which NBA Finals records does Curry already hold? And which ones could he reach?

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Stephen Curry’s NBA Finals records

Curry is the all-time NBA Finals leader in 3-point field goals (121), 3-pointers in a single game (9) and 3-point attempts in a single game (17).

Those are the only NBA Finals records Curry currently holds, but he has an opportunity to move up the all-time leaderboard in other categories such as points, assists and steals.

Most career 3-pointers in NBA Finals

Here’s a look at the top 10 in Finals 3-pointers. Curry’s teammate, Klay Thompson, can pass LeBron James for second-most in Finals history.

Most career 3-pointers in NBA Finals history
Rank
Player
3PM
1.
Stephen Curry
121
2.
LeBron James
101
3.
Klay Thompson
86
T-4.
Danny Green
59
T-4.
J.R. Smith
59
6.
Robert Horry
56
7.
Ray Allen
55
T-8.
Kobe Bryant
48
T-8.
Derek Fisher
48
10.
Kevin Durant
43

Most 3-pointers in an NBA Finals game

In Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, Curry went 9-of-17 from beyond the arc. That broke Ray Allen’s record for the most made 3-pointers in an NBA Finals game.

Curry has hit at least seven 3-pointers five different times in the Finals. Nobody else has done it more than twice.

Most 3-pointers in a single NBA Finals game
Rank
Player
3PM
Year
1.
Stephen Curry
9
2018
2.
Ray Allen
8
2010
T-3.
14 players tied*
7

*Curry (4x), Devin Booker, Duncan Robinson, Klay Thompson, J.R. Smith, Kyrie Irving, Danny Green, Mike Miller, Ray Allen, Scottie Pippen and Kenny Smith are all tied for third with seven 3-pointers made in an NBA Finals game.

Most 3-point attempts in an NBA Finals game

Make no mistake — Curry will let it fly. He is the only player to take at least 15 3-pointers in an NBA Finals game, something he has done four times in his career.

Most 3-point attempts in a single NBA Finals game
Rank
Player
3PA
Year
1.
Stephen Curry
17
2018
T-2.
Stephen Curry
15
2018

Stephen Curry
15
2016

Stephen Curry
15
2015
T-5.
Stephen Curry
14
2019

Stephen Curry
14
2019

Stephen Curry
14
2016

J.R. Smith
14
2015

NBA Finals records Stephen Curry is chasing

Most points in an NBA Finals game

Curry scored 47 points in Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals, coming up 14 shy of Elgin Baylor’s all-time single-game record. If Curry catches fire, keep that 61-point mark fresh in your mind.

Most points in a single NBA Finals game
Rank
Player
PTS
Year
1.
Elgin Baylor
61
1962
T-2.
Michael Jordan
55
1993
T-2.
Rick Barry
55
1967
4.
Jerry West
53
1969
5.
LeBron James
51
2018
T-6.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
50
2021
T-6.
Bob Pettit
50
1958
8.
Allen Iverson
48
2001
9.
Stephen Curry
47
2019
10.
Michael Jordan
46
1992

Most career points in the NBA Finals

Curry is currently tied with George Mikan for 14th on the all-time NBA Finals points list. If the series goes long, Curry has a chance to catch Magic Johnson and move into the top 10.

Most career points in NBA Finals history
Rank
Player
Points
1.
Jerry West
1,679
2.
LeBron James
1,562
3.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1,317
4.
Michael Jordan
1,176
5.
Elgin Baylor
1,161
6.
Bill Russell
1,151
7.
Sam Jones
1,143
8.
Tom Heinsohn
1,037
9.
John Havlicek
1,020
10.
Magic Johnson
971
11.
Kobe Bryant
937
12.
Shaquille O’Neal
865
13.
James Worthy
754
T-14.
George Mikan
741
T-14.
Stephen Curry
741

Most career assists in NBA Finals

In addition to Curry’s chance to move up the all-time NBA Finals assists leaderboard, his teammate, Draymond Green, should also crack the top 10.

Most career assists in NBA Finals history
Rank
Player
Assists
1.
Magic Johnson
584
2.
LeBron James
430
3.
Jerry West
306
4.
Bill Russell
265
5.
Bob Cousy
239
6.
Dennis Johnson
228
7.
Michael Jordan
209
8.
Scottie Pippen
207
9.
John Havlicek
195
T-10.
Kobe Bryant
187
T-10.
Larry Bird
187
12.
Draymond Green
182
13.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
181
14.
Michael Cooper
178
15.
Stephen Curry
174

Most career steals in NBA Finals

As mentioned in the all-time assists section, while Curry will certainly make a move up the leaderboard, Green should also jump up the list.

Most career steals in NBA Finals history
Rank
Player
Steals
1.
Magic Johnson
102
2.
LeBron James
93
3.
Scottie Pippen
67
4.
Kobe Bryant
65
5.
Larry Bird
63
6.
Michael Jordan
62
7.
Michael Cooper
59
8.
Dwyane Wade
53
T-9.
Draymond Green
49
T-9.
Robert Horry
49
11.
Dennis Johnson
48
12.
Danny Ainge
46
T-13.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
45
T-13.
Derek Fisher
45
15.
Julius Erving
44
16.
Stephen Curry
43

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