Kyrie Irving or Stephen Curry?

November 7th, 2012 by John Krolik

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing the Golden State Warriors tonight, at 10:30 PM. That’s a little late for us Midwesterners, but the point guard match up is tantalizing enough to keep this Cavs fan (point thumbs at self) awake. Any GM worth his salt in the NBA would tell you he’d rather have Kyrie Irving than Stephen Curry, but they are remarkably similar in style of play. Both are scoring point guards with exquisite jump shots. Kyrie’s better at getting to the rim (around 3.3 attempts per game in his rookie season), but Curry is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA, hovering around 44% from deep during his career so far. Both point guards are a sieve on defense, with the only notable argument for Irving being that Curry has been playing terrible defense for several years now, and Kyrie is an NBA sophomore. Also, Curry’s ankle hasn’t ever held up for an entire season, and his entire career thus far has been marred by injury trouble. Anyways, here’s Kyrie’s stats, and here’s Curry’s. Make of them what you will, and let me know what you think of the match up and the game overall in the comments below.

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