Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry has caught fire and can’t be slowed down
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry cannot miss a shot right now. Here is a look back at his incredible recent play and why is unlikely stop anytime soon.
The Dallas Mavericks have had an up and down stretch since the calendar flipped over to 2020. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis missed time. They added Willie Cauley-Stein and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to the roster. The Mavs have won 14 of 25 games during that stretch.
One thing that has been constant is the terrific play by Seth Curry. Coach Rick Carlisle is giving him more minutes because the shots just keep falling. Curry has even started the last three games. Here is a closer look at his production.
The 29-year-old guard missed two games at the beginning of February. He has played in the other 23. Curry is averaging 14.6 points and 2.7 3-pointers made in 26.7 minutes per. That comes on 52.3 percent shooting from the field and 48.1 percent on his threes.
Digging in deeper, he is shooting 51.1 percent from 3-point range over his last 16 games. That includes his homecoming game in Charlotte where he dropped 26 points on 14 field goal attempts.
The Mavericks are letting him handle the ball a bit more, and it is paying off. Curry put on a show on Monday night against the Timberwolves. He made five threes and used the threat of his shot to create open looks for others. Here is his highlight reel from that game.
Curry’s incredible recent stretch has vaulted him up to seventh in the NBA in 3-point percentage on the season. He is leading the league since Jan. 15 among players with at least 50 attempts over that stretch.
Consider him the favorite to top the NBA in the post All-Star break period. The Mavericks are getting him a ton of open looks. Defenses are focusing on Doncic, Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. which leaves Curry free to fire.
Keep an eye on Seth Curry as the Dallas Mavericks attempt to move up the standings as the regular season winds down. He will be a key piece of their success.