If you need a guy who can go out there and find a way to score points regardless of the situation, there aren’t many players better equipped than Warriors star Steph Curry.
Curry is the league’s fourth leading scorer in the All-Star break, with 29.7 points per game. Steph also sets the pace for all NBA players with 169 3-pointers so far this season, 23 more than the next closest player.
Athletic surveyed a panel of 30 NBA experts, including coaches, executives, scouts and former players, on who is the purest scorer in the league, with Steph coming in third.
Former warrior Kevin Durant finished by far as number one on the list, getting 20 first-place votes out of a possible 30, and a total of 246 points. His teammate and former Warriors nemesis James Harden came in second with 166 points overall, including four votes for first place.
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Steph earned three first-place votes for a total of 114 points, with fellow star point guards Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving completing the top five.
It’s hard to argue with the top three, as Durant, Harden and Steph present tremendous challenges for any defense. Just a few years ago, we saw just how potent the combination of Curry and KD was on the same offense, and after a trade early in the season, the league has gotten a glimpse of just how dominant a Harden and Durant tandem has been with Brooklyn. Nets.
The good news for NBA fans is that four of the top five will be in action Sunday night at the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, with Durant the only exception dealing with a thigh strain. .
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