Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made 272 3-pointers this season, more than any other player in NBA history.

He torched Denver for 23 more in Golden State’s first-round upset.

The task of keeping Curry in check now falls to the Spurs, who have a very clear idea of how they want to defend the baby-faced sharpshooter during their Western Conference semifinal series.

“You don’t want to let him play freely,” Manu Ginobili said, “so you want to pressure him and get him off the three-point line. He makes things easier in the sense that you don’t have to think much. You’ve just got to get into him.

“No one can guard a player like that one on one when he is so skilled. We’re going to have to get out on him and then the team is going to have to respond.”

Far easier said than done.

Besides the volume and accuracy of Curry’s 3-point shooting, the most impressive facet is his versatility. He took at least 100 attempts in four different play types as charted by Synergy Sports — spot ups (53.4 percent), transition (52.3 percent), pick and rolls as the ballhandler (44.3 percent) and coming off screens (37.7).

The latter is his lowest percentage on any play type he had more than 20 attempts, and he was still above league average. As such, wanting to run Curry off the 3-point line and actually doing it are often two very different things.

No wonder former Spurs forward Bruce Bowen — never one to back down from a challenge — all but threw up his hands when recently asked how he’d defend Curry.