Quite simply the greatest shooter God has ever created, Stephen Curry has revolutionized the game in ways some of the all-time greats have failed to do. Curry's expert marksmanship is what makes him the standout player in the league and one of the many faces of the NBA.
His ability to launch from the second he crosses half-court is unparalleled and makes him an incredibly difficult defensive assignment.
The combination of Curry with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green is simply irresistible and those three are the pillars for the Golden State Warriors around which they built a dynasty. Add Kevin Durant to that and you have a juggernaut ready to win the championship every year.
Some of the outrageous stat lines that Curry has recorded are a testament to his shooting abilities and also his ability without the basketball. While Curry is known for his offensive prowess, his defense when required isn't too shabby either.
There have been plenty of games where he's pickpocketed opposition players and managed to lead the team on a breakaway. With that said, we look at the top five games of Stephen Curry's career where he had the most steals.
#5. Vs the Chicago Bulls - 6 steals
Way back when the Warriors weren't a juggernaut, Curry helped propel the Oakland-based team to a 99-91 win over the Chicago Bulls. The Baby-Faced Assassin had 21 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, and 6 steals all the while shooting over 58% from the field.
Monta Ellis and David Lee led the scoring that night but Curry's influence on the game was just as crucial, if not more. Given the defensive assignment of guarding Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Curry did very well to limit Rose's influence in the game as the guard only had 13 points on 4-17 shooting from the field.
#4. Vs the Sacramento Kings - 6 steals
Despite having a tough shooting night, Curry led the Warriors to a 95-77 victory over the Sacramento Kings with help from Green and Thompson, both of them scoring in double digits. Steph had 24 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals while going 7-17 from the field.
This was yet another example of how influential Steph is to the Warriors and how he can contribute to the team without going beserk from downtown. He also made 8 of his 9 free throws.
#3. Vs the Sacramento Kings - 6 steals
The Sacramento Kings were victims of yet another masterclass from Stephen Curry. This time, Curry had a better shooting night, as the guard had 27 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds, and 6 steals while shooting better than 45% from range and 50% from the field.
The Warriors ran out comfortable winners, beating the Kings 114-100 as Steph had to shoulder the scoring responsibilities on a rare off night for Klay Thompson and with Kevin Durant ruled out. This was the fourth time in his career that Curry had 6 steals in a game.
#2. Vs the Minnesota Timberwolves - 7 steals
During his first season in the NBA, Steph Curry recorded 7 steals in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After playing 44 minutes with 27 points, 14 assists, 8 rebounds and 7 steals, Curry led the Warriors to a 116-107 win.
This was an early indication of this 6'3 guard who was going to torment the league and change the way the game is being played. Curry shot more than 54% from the field and a whopping 60% from range in this game.
#1. Vs the Los Angeles Clippers - 7 steals
The most steals Steph Curry has had in a game was against the Los Angeles Clippers as Curry managed to pick the pocket of opposition players seven times. In a 115-98 win over the Clippers, Curry had 19 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 7 steals while making all of five free throws.
Trying to contribute to a team that had Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the floor, Curry managed seven steals. The bulk of the scoring duties on the night were shared by Draymond Green and Thompson, with both dropping 22 and 24 points respectively.