Stephen Curry, arguably the most excellent shooter of all time, made history Tuesday and broke the regular-season record for most career three-pointers made after knocking down his first two attempts early in the first quarter against the Knicks.
After setting the record, the Baby-Face Assassin embraced the previous two record-holders, Ray Allen and Reggie Miller.
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Last week as the Warrior legend was approaching the career mark, he only needed to knock 16 three-pointers going into games against the 76ers and Pacers. Coach Steve Kerr even added to the excitement, saying he wouldn’t be surprised if Curry broke the regular-season record and single-game record in last week’s game against the Trail Blazers.
Instead, Curry hit 14 three-pointers in his previous three games against Portland, the 76ers, and the Pacers. Kerr called Curry’s pursuit of Allen’s record “a slight distraction” at Monday’s shootaround, and on Saturday, Kerr acknowledged his role in adding on the hype before the Warriors went on their five-game road trip.
“He looked like he was moving really well. I think he’s been trying a little bit too hard the last few days, just trying to make threes and get to this record. It’ll be a relief for him, for our team, when he does break it. I just think he’s been trying a little bit too hard. He just needs to make the simple passes, he knows that, but he’s kind of trying too hard to make the big play.”
Steve Kerr thinks Steph’s been too focused on the record the past few games. pic.twitter.com/Fc51LzSmM7
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Curry took another stance and was just grateful to hold back Indiana in a tight 102-100 win over the Pacers.
“I’m enjoying the moment. Now that you’re knocking on the doorstep it’s pretty surreal, but it’s also trying to just let it happen,” Curry said. “It’s one thing I’ve learned over these last few games is just keep playing basketball, keep taking shots you think you’ll make, and enjoy the experience of it because it’s a long time coming.”
Curry posted 22 points, three assists, and three rebounds while hitting five three-pointers in a 105-96 win over the Knicks. Curry has now knocked down a combined 2,977 shots from beyond the arc.
On November 12, Curry broke the career mark for three-pointers made in the regular season and playoffs on November 12, scoring 40 points and passing out five dimes in a 119-93 win against the Bulls.
The Warriors return to play Friday for the front end of a back-to-back, playing against the Celtics and ending their road trip against the Raptors.