A ridiculous stat gathered by a Twitter user shows how Stephen Curry leads the NBA in 4th Quarter performances.
The 2020-21 season was supposed to be the redemption season for the Dubs. Since Klay Thompson got injured, people tempered their hopes of the team, but they still lingered.
People began having doubts regarding Stephen Curry’s ability to carry a team after 2 blowout losses in 2 games. He proved the naysayers wrong when he erupted for 62 points against the Blazers. Ever since, Curry has been guiding the Warriors, and they now have an 8-6 record to start the season.
The Dubs picked up a comfortable 121-99 win over the Spurs tonight, so we didn’t really see much of the Chef in the 4th. Curry ended the game with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists, while he shot 10-17 from the field.
Stephen Curry is the new King of the 4th Quarter
The Warriors have won quite a few games this season by riding on 4th quarter performances by Curry. The match against the Bulls, the Raptors, and the Pistons rode on the Chef’s performances late in the game. The Nuggets game was close, but the Dubs could not seal the deal.
A Twitter user named Antonin compiled stats, and they show that Steph rules the league in the 4th Quarter. According to the data he collected, Curry averages 40.7 points per 36 minutes in the 4th(If he played the entire game like he plays the 4th Q, he would average 40.7 points). His shooting has been elite during the final period as well.
Stephen Curry in the 4th quarter this season
40.7 PTS per 36 minutes (leads NBA)
11-21 2P (52.4%)
9-20 3P (45.0%)
19-19 FT (100%)
— Antonin (@antonin_org) January 19, 2021
Curry showed his clutch gene in the win over the Lakers. Even though he struggled all game, the Chef rose to the occasion in the 4th and overcame a 14 point deficit to seal a 115-113 win. Steph is playing at a high level this season and is one of the early favorites for MVP. It would be interesting to see how the soon to be 33-year-old plays through the course of the season, and how far the Warriors reach.