Seth Curry is Shooting Better Than Anyone Else We’ve Seen

Seth Curry 76ers Background

  • Seth Curry is on pace to become the first player in NBA history to have shooting splits of 50-50-100.
  • He has not missed from the free throw line while shooting 50.3% from the field and 50.7% from downtown.
  • The Sixers have the best record in the East at 18-7 after the February 10, 2021 games.

In the NBA, some players accomplish feats and join an elite group who attained the same milestone. That’s impressive. But to accomplish something that no one has ever done before is even better. That’s what Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry could do this season.

Seth has not missed a free throw this season and putting up impressive shooting numbers across the board. If Curry keeps it up until the end of the season, he’s going to make his own club.

50-40-90 Club

The 50-40-90 club is an elite club of NBA players who have shot 50% from the field, 40% from behind the three-point arc, and 90% from the foul line over the course of an NBA season. In the history of the NBA, there have been only 12 50-40-90 seasons accomplished by a total of nine different players.

In 2015-16, Steph Curry joined the club when he shot 50.4% from the floor, 42.6% from deep, and 92.8% from the stripe. The last player to achieve that feat was Malcolm Brogdon in 2018-19, then playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. This season Steph’s brother Seth, is on pace to join the club. And he isn’t just in line to join the 50-40-90 club, he could also be on his way to making his own club.

Making His Own Club

Seth has made 38 out of 75 three-pointers this season and leads the leaf with a ridiculous 50.7% mark from downtown. But aside from that, Seth Curry is also shooting 50.3% from the field and has made 30 out of 30 free throws so far this season. It’s still very early in the season but if Seth keeps it up, he could become the first player in the history of the NBA to have a shooting splits of 50-50-100.

What makes Seth’s current shooting line impressive is that he recently went through a rough patch after contracting COVID-19. In his first two games back, he scored 15 and 14 points but in the next six games, Curry averaged just six points and shot 25% from behind the arc, even going scoreless in the last two of those games. He’s been feeling better in the last two games though, and is coming off a 22-point effort against the Kings where he shot 7-13 from the floor and 4-6 from deep.

Sixers off to a Great Start

Seth Curry is just one of the new pieces that new head coach Doc Rivers brought with him to the City of Brotherly Love. Former Lakers players Dwight Howard and Danny Green are also contributing to their new team while holdover Tobias Harris has rediscovered his groove under his former Clippers head coach. With Embiid and Simmons getting more support than ever, the Sixers are off to a great start.

After Wednesday’s games, Philadelphia is on top of the Eastern Conference team standings with their 18-7 record and have won 9 out of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets, who are the top two betting favorites to win the Eastern Conference in the best NBA betting sites, follow at 16-9 and 15-12, respectively.

It remains to be seen if the Sixers can keep their current pace. However, with the way this team has been clicking under their new head coach, this could be the year where the Sixers finally get over the hump. While Embiid and Simmons have made the Sixers perennial playoff teams, they have not gotten past the second round of the playoffs. This season could be different.

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