LeBron James and Stephen Curry are considered two of the best of their generation, but who has had the better playoff record?
LeBron James and Stephen Curry have been two of the best NBA superstars of their generation. While both the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and the Golden State Warriors superstar are four-time Championship winners, both of them have also won multiple Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. Naturally, both of them have been compared to each other plenty of times over the course of their careers – especially during the times they faced off against each other.
As Golden State Warriors reigned supreme against Sacramento Kings on Sunday in game 7 of the NBA Playoffs this season, the ultimate semifinal clash has been set up. It will be the Warriors and LA Lakers grappling for the ultimate spot in the conference final. With this fixture, the ever-present James vs Curry debate will reignite. While the legendary NBA superstars have faced up plenty of times in an NBA best of seven Play-off series, who has had the upper hand?
LeBron James and Steph Curry have both thrived when playing against each other. They have a 10-10 head-to-head in the regular season, while Curry holds a 15-7 advantage over LeBron in the playoffs. Curry has the obvious advantage when it comes to collective success, winning two series with the Warriors over LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers while the Cavs won the other one.
Who has had the better numbers when LeBron James and Steph Curry have met previously?
While Curry does have the edge over James as part of a team, James has been the better player when it comes to individual numbers.
In terms of their individual statistics, James has been the more dominant player. James has averaged 30.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists in the 43 games (regular season and playoffs combined) that he and Curry have faced off against one other, while Curry has scored 24.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.
It will certainly be intriguing to watch the two titans square up against each other once more, especially when one considers that this will be their first-ever Conference semi-final clash.