Mavericks' Carlisle Compares Steph Curry to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates - NBC Bay Area

Mavericks' Carlisle Compares Steph Curry to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates

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    The Golden State Warriors are 29-1.

    They will look to hit the 30-win mark on Wednesday night in Dallas, and Rick Carlisle has the unenviable task of developing a game plan to prevent that from happening.

    Steph Curry, who is the front-runner to win his second consecutive MVP award, received incredible praise from the Mavs' head coach on Tuesday.

    "Curry is changing the way the game is played before our eyes," Carlisle told Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "... What he’s doing right now, he’s changing the way our game is going to be played in the future. It’s really historic...

    "... It’s breathtaking to watch. It’s something that we really have never seen before in this league."

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    Last season, Curry made an NBA single-season record 286 3-pointers and attempted an NBA single-season record 646 3-pointers.

    This year, he's on pace to make just under 383 3s on over 858 attempts from beyond the arc.

    “You’ve just got to try to make it hard on him," Carlisle said. "But you’re talking about a guy that it’s a little bit like what Steve Jobs has done to our every day life. He’s changed the way we live. He and Bill Gates have done that. Steph Curry is changing the way the game will be played in the future.”

    During Curry's rookie season, teams attempeted on average 18.1 3-pointers per contest.

    This year, only four teams shoot fewer than 18.1 per game.

    The average number of attempts per team is 23.7, with the Warriors second in the league at 30.4 (Houston is first at 30.8, with Dallas clocking in at fifth with 27.8).

    The 3-point shot has changed the way the game is played and Curry is the poster boy.

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