List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders

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This article provides two lists:

A list of NBA career regular season three-point field goals made.[1]
A progressive list of three-point leaders showing how the record has increased through the years.[2]

List of career 3-pointers made[edit]

Statistics accurate as of October 26, 2021
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[3]
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2022[4]
Rank Name Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[5] Total 3-point field
goals
made
Total 3-point field
goals
attempted
3-point field goal
percentage
1

Ray Allen*

SG Milwaukee Bucks (19962003)
Seattle SuperSonics (20032007)
Boston Celtics (20072012)
Miami Heat (20122014)
2,973 7,575 .400
2

Stephen Curry^

PG Golden State Warriors (2009–present) 2,850 6,576 .433
3

Reggie Miller*

SG Indiana Pacers (19872005) 2,560 6,486 .395
4 James Harden^ SG/PG Oklahoma City Thunder (20092012)
Houston Rockets (20122021)
Brooklyn Nets (2021–present)
2,455 6,759 .363
5 Kyle Korver SG/SF Philadelphia 76ers (20032007)
Utah Jazz (20072010, 2018–2019)
Chicago Bulls (20102012)
Atlanta Hawks (20122017)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20172018)
Milwaukee Bucks (20192020)
2,450 5,715 .429
6 Vince Carter SG/SF Toronto Raptors (19982004)
New Jersey Nets (20042009)
Orlando Magic (20092010)
Phoenix Suns (2010–2011)
Dallas Mavericks (20112014)
Memphis Grizzlies (20142017)
Sacramento Kings (2017–2018)
Atlanta Hawks (20182020)
2,290 6,168 .371
7 Jason Terry§ SG/PG Atlanta Hawks (19992004)
Dallas Mavericks (20042012)
Boston Celtics (2012–2013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014)
Houston Rockets (20142016)
Milwaukee Bucks (20162018)
2,282 6,010 .380
8 Jamal Crawford SG/PG Chicago Bulls (20002004)
New York Knicks (20042008)
Golden State Warriors (2008–2009)
Atlanta Hawks (20092011)
Portland Trail Blazers (2011–2012)
Los Angeles Clippers (20122017)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–2018)
Phoenix Suns (20182019)
Brooklyn Nets (2020
2,221 6,379 .348
9 Paul Pierce* SF Boston Celtics (19992013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014)
Washington Wizards (2014–2015)
Los Angeles Clippers (20152017)
2,143 5,816 .368
10 Damian Lillard^ PG Portland Trail Blazers (2012–present) 2,053 5,492 .374
11 LeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20032010, 20142018)
Miami Heat (20102014)
Los Angeles Lakers (2018–present)
1,993 5,767 .346
12 Jason Kidd* PG Dallas Mavericks (19941996, 20082012)
Phoenix Suns (19962001)
New Jersey Nets (20012008)
New York Knicks (2012–2013)
1,988 5,701 .349
13 Dirk Nowitzki PF Dallas Mavericks (19992019) 1,982 5,210 .380
14 Joe Johnson§ SG/SF Boston Celtics (2001–2002)
Phoenix Suns (20022005)
Atlanta Hawks (20052012)
Brooklyn Nets (20122016)
Miami Heat (2016)
Utah Jazz (20162018)
Houston Rockets (2018)
1,978 5,331 .371
15 JJ Redick SG Orlando Magic (20062013)
Milwaukee Bucks (2013)
Los Angeles Clippers (20132017)
Philadelphia 76ers (20172019)
New Orleans Pelicans (20192021)
Dallas Mavericks (2021)
1,950 4,704 .415
16 J. R. Smith SG New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets (20042006)
Denver Nuggets (20062011)
New York Knicks (20112015)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20152019)
Los Angeles Lakers (2020)
1,930 5,178 .373
17 Chauncey Billups PG/SG Boston Celtics (1997–1998)
Toronto Raptors (1998)
Denver Nuggets (1999, 20082011)
Minnesota Timberwolves (20002002)
Detroit Pistons (20022008, 2013–2014)
New York Knicks (2011)
Los Angeles Clippers (20112013)
1,830 4,725 .387
18 Kyle Lowry^ PG Memphis Grizzlies (20062009)
Houston Rockets (20092012)
Toronto Raptors (20122021)
Miami Heat (2021–present)
1,829 4,979 .367
19 Kobe Bryant* SG Los Angeles Lakers (19962016) 1,827 5,546 .330
20 Klay Thompson^ SG Golden State Warriors (2011–present) 1,798 4,291 .419
21 Rashard Lewis SF/PF Seattle SuperSonics (19992007)
Orlando Magic (20072010)
Washington Wizards (20102012)
Miami Heat (20122014)
1,787 4,625 .386
22 Paul George^ SF Indiana Pacers (20102017)
Oklahoma City Thunder (20172019)
Los Angeles Clippers (2019–present)
1,773 4,619 .384
23 Peja Stojaković SF Sacramento Kings (19982006)
Indiana Pacers (2006)
New Orleans (Oklahoma City) Hornets (20062010)
Toronto Raptors (2010–2011)
Dallas Mavericks (2011)
1,760 4,392 .401
24 Wesley Matthews^ SG Utah Jazz (2009–2010)
Portland Trail Blazers (20102015)
Dallas Mavericks (20152019)
New York Knicks (2019)
Indiana Pacers (2019)
Milwaukee Bucks (20192020)
Los Angeles Lakers (20202021)
1,729 4,564 .379
25 Dale Ellis SF/SG Dallas Mavericks (19831986)
Seattle SuperSonics (19861991, 19971999)
Milwaukee Bucks (19911992, 1999–2000)
San Antonio Spurs (19921994)
Denver Nuggets (19941997)
Charlotte Hornets (2000)
1,719 4,266 .403
26 Steve Nash* PG Phoenix Suns (19961998, 20042012)
Dallas Mavericks (19992004)
Los Angeles Lakers (20122014)
1,685 3,939 .428
27 Kevin Durant^ SF/SG Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (20072016)
Golden State Warriors (20162019)
Brooklyn Nets (2019–present)
1,662 4,332 .384
28 Eric Gordon^ SG Los Angeles Clippers (20082011)
New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (20112016)
Houston Rockets (2016–present)
1,629 4,424 .368
29 Jason Richardson SG Golden State Warriors (20012007)
Charlotte Bobcats (20072008)
Phoenix Suns (20082010)
Orlando Magic (20102012)
Philadelphia 76ers (20122015)
1,608 4,344 .370
30 Kemba Walker^ PG Charlotte Hornets (20112019)
Boston Celtics (20192021)
New York Knicks (2021–present)
1,598 4,429 .361
31 Carmelo Anthony^ SF Denver Nuggets (20032011)
New York Knicks (20112017)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2018)
Houston Rockets (2018–2019)
Portland Trail Blazers (20192021)
Los Angeles Lakers (2021–present)
1,594 4,494 .355
32 Mike Miller SF/SG Orlando Magic (20002003)
Memphis Grizzlies (20032008, 2013–2014)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2008–2009)
Washington Wizards (2009–2010)
Miami Heat (20102013)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–2015)
Denver Nuggets (20152017)
1,590 3,910 .407
33 Trevor Ariza^ SF New York Knicks (20042006)
Orlando Magic (20062007)
Los Angeles Lakers (20072009), (2021–present)
Houston Rockets (2009–2010, 20142018)
New Orleans Hornets (20102012)
Washington Wizards (20122014, 2018–2019)
Phoenix Suns (2018)
Sacramento Kings (2019)
Portland Trail Blazers (2019–2020)
Miami Heat (2021)
1,585 4,505 .352
34 Glen Rice SF Miami Heat (19891995)
Charlotte Hornets (19951998)
Los Angeles Lakers (19992000)
New York Knicks (2000–2001)
Houston Rockets (20012003)
Los Angeles Clippers (2003–2004)
1,559 3,896 .400
35 Eddie Jones SF/SG Los Angeles Lakers (19941999)
Charlotte Hornets (19992000)
Miami Heat (19992005, 20062007)
Memphis Grizzlies (20052007)
Dallas Mavericks (20072008)
1,546 4,147 .373
36 Tim Hardaway PG Golden State Warriors (19891993, 19941996)
Miami Heat (19962001)
Dallas Mavericks (2001–2002)
Denver Nuggets (2002)
Indiana Pacers (2003)
1,542 4,345 .355
37 Nick Van Exel PG Los Angeles Lakers (19931998)
Denver Nuggets (19992002)
Dallas Mavericks (20022003)
Golden State Warriors (2003–2004)
Portland Trail Blazers (2004–2005)
San Antonio Spurs (2005–2006)
1,528 4,278 .357
38 Mike Bibby PG Vancouver Grizzlies (19992001)
Sacramento Kings (20012008)
Atlanta Hawks (20082011)
Washington Wizards (2011)
Miami Heat (2011)
New York Knicks (2011–2012)
1,517 3,999 .379
39 Manu Ginóbili§ SG San Antonio Spurs (20022018) 1,495 4,055 .369
40 Chris Paul^ PG New Orleans Hornets (20052011)
Los Angeles Clippers (20112017)
Houston Rockets (20172019)
Oklahoma City Thunder (20192020)
Phoenix Suns (2020–present)
1,484 3,998 .371
41 Danny Green^ SG/SF Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
San Antonio Spurs (20102018)
Toronto Raptors (2018–2019)
Los Angeles Lakers (2019–2020)
Philadelphia 76ers (2020–present)
1,463 3,649 .401
42 Michael Finley SF Phoenix Suns (19951996)
Dallas Mavericks (19962005)
San Antonio Spurs (20052010)
Boston Celtics (2010)
1,454 3,880 .375
43 Lou Williams^ PG Philadelphia 76ers (20052012)
Atlanta Hawks (20122014, 2021–present)
Toronto Raptors (2015)
Los Angeles Lakers (20152016)
Houston Rockets (2017)
Los Angeles Clippers (20172021)
1,421 4,046 .351
44 Brent Barry SG Los Angeles Clippers (19951998)
Miami Heat (1998)
Chicago Bulls (1999)
Seattle SuperSonics (19992004)
San Antonio Spurs (20042008)
Houston Rockets (2008–2009)
1,395 3,442 .405
45 Antoine Walker PF Boston Celtics (19962003, 2005)
Dallas Mavericks (2003–2004)
Atlanta Hawks (2004–2005)
Miami Heat (20052007)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2007–2008)
1,386 4,264 .325
46 Bradley Beal^ SG Washington Wizards (2012–present) 1,375 3,660 .376
47 Dan Majerle SG/SF Phoenix Suns (19881995, 2001–2002)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1995–1996)
Miami Heat (19962001)
1,360 3,798 .358
48 Nicolas Batum^ SF/SG Portland Trail Blazers (20082015)
Charlotte Hornets (20152020)
Los Angeles Clippers (2020–present)
1,358 3,774 .360
49 Baron Davis PG Charlotte Hornets (19992002)
New Orleans Hornets (20022005)
Golden State Warriors (20052008)
Los Angeles Clippers (20082011)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2011)
New York Knicks (2012)
1,332 4,159 .320
50 Mitch Richmond* SG Golden State Warriors (19881991)
Sacramento Kings (19911998)
Washington Wizards (19992001)
Los Angeles Lakers (2001–2002)
1,326 3,419 .388

Progressive list of 3-point scoring leaders[edit]

This is a progressive list of 3-point scoring leaders showing how the record has increased through the years.

Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2020–21 NBA season.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[3]
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2022[6]
Team abbreviations Team(s) listed is the one player was on when he established the record.
BOS Boston Celtics HOU Houston Rockets ORL Orlando Magic SEA Seattle SuperSonics
CHA Charlotte Bobcats IND Indiana Pacers PHI Philadelphia 76ers TOR Toronto Raptors
CHI Chicago Bulls LAL Los Angeles Lakers PHO Phoenix Suns UTA Utah Jazz
CLE Cleveland Cavaliers MIA Miami Heat SAC Sacramento Kings WAS Washington Wizards
DEN Denver Nuggets MIL Milwaukee Bucks SAS San Antonio Spurs WSB Washington Bullets
GSW Golden State Warriors NYK New York Knicks SDC San Diego Clippers
Progressive 3-point leaders
Season Year-by-year leader[7] 3P Active player leader 3P Career record 3P Single-season record 3P Season
1979–80 Brian Taylor000SDC 90 Brian Taylor000SDC 90 Brian Taylor000SDC 90 Brian Taylor000SDC 90 1979–80
1980–81 Mike Bratz000CLE 57 134 134 1980–81
1981–82 Don Buse000IND 73 Joe Hassett000GSW 193 Joe Hassett000GSW 193 1981–82
1982–83 Mike Dunleavy000 SAS 67 194 194 1982–83
1983–84 Darrell Griffith000UTA 91 Darrell Griffith000UTA 154 Darrell Griffith000UTA 91 1983–84
1984–85 92 246 Darrell Griffith000UTA 246 92 1984–85
1985–86 Larry Bird*000BOS 82 Larry Bird*000BOS 267 Larry Bird*000BOS 267 1985–86
1986–87 90 357 357 1986–87
1987–88 Danny Ainge000BOS 148 455 455 Danny Ainge000BOS 148 1987–88
1988–89 Michael Adams000DEN 166 Dale Ellis000SEA 472 Dale Ellis000SEA 472 Michael Adams000DEN 166 1988–89
1989–90 158 568 568 1989–90
1990–91 Vernon Maxwell000HOU 172 Michael Adams
000DEN 1990–91
000WSB 1991–92
658 Michael Adams
000DEN 1990–91
000WSB 1991–92
658 Vernon Maxwell000HOU 172 1990–91
1991–92 162 783 783 1991–92
1992–93 Dan Majerle000PHO 167 Dale Ellis
000 SAS 1992–94
000 DEN 1994–97
882 Dale Ellis
000 SAS 1992–94
000 DEN 1994–97
882 1992–93
1993–94 Dan Majerle000PHO 192 1,013 1,013 Dan Majerle000PHO 192 1993–94
1994–95 John Starks000NYK 217 1,119 1,119 John Starks000NYK 217 1994–95
1995–96 Dennis Scott000ORL 267 1,269 1,269 Dennis Scott000ORL 267 1995–96
1996–97 Reggie Miller*000IND 229 1,461 1,461 1996–97
1997–98 Wesley Person000CLE 192 Reggie Miller*000IND 1,596 Reggie Miller*000IND 1,596 1997–98
1998–99 Dee Brown000TOR 135 1,702 1,702 1998–99
1999–00 Gary Payton*000SEA 177 1,867 1,867 1999–00
2000–01 Antoine Walker000BOS 221 2,037 2,037 2000–01
2001–02 Ray Allen*000MIL 229 2,217 2,217 2001–02
2002–03 201 2,330 2,330 2002–03
2003–04 Peja Stojaković000SAC 240 2,464 2,464 2003–04
2004–05 Quentin Richardson0PHO 226 2,560 2,560 2004–05
2005–06 Ray Allen*000SEA 269 Ray Allen*
000SEA 2005–07
000BOS 2007–12
000MIA 2012–14
1,755 Ray Allen*000SEA 269 2005–06
2006–07 Gilbert Arenas00WAS
Raja Bell00PHO
205 1,920 2006–07
2007–08 Jason Richardson000CHA 243 2,100 2007–08
2008–09 Rashard Lewis000ORL 220 2,299 2008–09
2009–10 Aaron Brooks000HOU 209 2,444 2009–10
2010–11 Dorell Wright000GSW 194 2,612 Ray Allen*
000BOS 2010–12
000MIA 2012–14
2,612 2010–11
2011–12 Ryan Anderson^000ORL 166 2,718 2,718 2011–12
2012–13 Stephen Curry^000GSW 272 2,857 2,857 Stephen Curry^000GSW 272 2012–13
2013–14 261 2,973 2,973 2013–14
2014–15 286 Jason Terry§
000HOU 2014–16
000MIL 2016–18
2,076 286 2014–15
2015–16 402 2,169 402 2015–16
2016–17 324 2,242 2016–17
2017–18 James Harden^000HOU 265 2,282 2017–18
2018–19 378 Stephen Curry^000GSW 2,483 2018–19
2019–20 299 2,495 2019–20
2020–21 Stephen Curry^000GSW 337 2,832 2020–21
Season Year-by-year leader 3P Active player leader 3P Career record 3P Single-season record 3P Season


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The National Basketball Association did not record 3-point field goals until the 1979–80 season
  2. ^ "NBA Progressive Leaders and Records for 3-Pt Field Goals". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports-Reference. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
  4. ^ "2022 Hall of Fame Candidates". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  5. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.
  6. ^ "2022 Hall of Fame Candidates". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  7. ^ "NBA Regular Season 3PM - Season Leaders". NBA.com. NBA. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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