Mark Jackson thinks Curry and Thompson are the greatest shooting backcourt. Is he right?

Are they really the best shooting backcourt in history?

4/24/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

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What is the greatest shooting backcourt in history?
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson
Kevin Martin and Kyle Lowry
Steve Nash and Joe Johnson
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen
John Stockton and Jeff Hornacek
Reggie Miller and Mark Jackson
Ray Allen and Sam Cassell
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That season, teammate Steve Kerr played 1200 fewer minutes than Pippen and Jordan, but had a TS% of 66.7, shot 53% from the field and 46.4% from three.  So Jordan-Kerr could also be in the conversation for best shooting backcourt.  

Duos like Mario Ellie-Clyde Drexler, Tim Hardaway-Vashon Leonard, Reggie Miller or Ray Allen and anyone with a pulse, and many others have also had great shooting seasons and could be considered the greatest shooting combinations.  While my personal pick is Nash-Johnson, none of these choices are wrong.  I disagree with Mark Jackson's statement, but the significance of Curry and Thompson's accomplishments this year should not be overlooked.  

What they did this year was remarkable.  To shoot at such a high percentage while hoisting over 14 threes a game is unheard of.  They may not be the best shooting backcourt in history according to metrics, but they are certainly the most prolific three point shooting backcourt.

The three ball has become integral for many teams' offensive gameplans and the Warriors do it well with Curry and Thompson leading the way.  They look for the long ball in transition and they run their guards around picks all game long.   You know what they're going to do and you still can't stop it.  If that's the definition of greatness, then maybe Jackson was right after all.  
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