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Old 03-23-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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On the big stage, their 3PT% is close.

Curry NBA Finals 3PT%:
76 of 194 = .392

Michael Jordan NBA Finals 3PT%:
42 of 114 = .368
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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And even though 2 of Jordan's NBA Finals (1996 and 1997) were played with the shorter NBA 3-point-line, I think we can off-set that by the fact that Curry plays in a weaker defensive era, tailor-made for guards, and with no hand-checking etc.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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Here are the 2 NBA Finals MJ played with a shorter 3-point-line....
1996: 6 of 19
1997: 8 of 25
So if we subtract those years from his overall NBA Finals....
28 of 70 = .400
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:06 PM
 
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Curry gets much more attention at the three point line than Jordan did.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Curry gets much more attention at the three point line than Jordan did.
Yep, and Jordan got more attention in the paint/post and didn't look any worse in the NBA Finals than he looked in the regular season.
Whereas Curry's game - or his specialty of 3-point-shooting - sees a decline in the NBA Finals.
In fact Kyrie Irving had higher PPG, FG% and 3pt% than Curry in the 2016 and 2017 NBA Finals.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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completely confused by this thread. whats the point?
i dont think anyone has ever compared curry to jordan in any way.. yet here we are.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:15 PM
 
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completely confused by this thread. whats the point?
i dont think anyone has ever compared curry to jordan in any way.. yet here we are.
Just the usual Warrior hate he spews on this forum. Nothing to see here...
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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Curry also had a couple really bad finals. One or 2 good games in each I think, but basically disappeared his first 2 finals. I wonder what the comparison would be for regular season.

But you could compare Curry and the Warriors missing shot after shot after shot in the closing moments of game 7 vs. Jordan closing out Utah in game 6.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Curry gets much more attention at the three point line than Jordan did.
Exactly. This is because Curry has such long range. As soon as he crosses half-court, teams need to keep an eye on him.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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Curry also had a couple really bad finals. One or 2 good games in each I think, but basically disappeared his first 2 finals. I wonder what the comparison would be for regular season.

But you could compare Curry and the Warriors missing shot after shot after shot in the closing moments of game 7 vs. Jordan closing out Utah in game 6.
Stephen Curry was good in his first finals appearance in 2015. 2016 he wasn't all that great due to the fact that he got hurt early in the playoffs and didn't have enough time to recover from those injuries. The 2017 Finals were his best because he had his first ever triple-double in the playoffs in Game 2.

The Warriors had at least a few good looks in Game 7 of 2016. They just couldn't hit shots when it mattered most, and it led to their ultimate downfall. Even with their redemption in 2017, I'm sure the 2016 Finals loss still comes back to bite them. Another thing to note is Michael Jordan never experienced a Game 7 in the Finals during his tenure.
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