Thursday, 25 February 2016

Curry Ties NBA Point Record

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Stephen Curry tied an NBA record Wednesday by making a three-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.

The reigning NBA MVP and three-point leader tied the record just 78 seconds into the Warriors’ win over Miami, on his first shot of the evening. He shares the mark with Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and has a chance to take the record outright when Golden State play at Orlando on Thursday.

“That’s a pretty outrageous number,” Curry said before Wednesday’s game. “When I was talking about it last year, I knew where he was. I was at 40 or 45. And I remember hearing what his number was. That’s crazy — every night you’re hitting a three. Whether you’re shooting well or not, you’re still finding a way to knock down at least one. The longevity of that record is pretty remarkable.”

Curry’s last game without a three-pointer was on 11 November 2014. He has made at least one in 202 of his past 203 games, and is on pace to smash the single-season record for three-pointers he established a year ago. “Steph is a lot better,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Which is scary, because he was the MVP last season.”

Curry entered Wednesday with 260 three-pointers this season, 88 more than anyone in the league. His teammate Klay Thompson came into the night No2 this season in threees, with 172.

Curry said he finds significance in the mark. “There’s no trophy for that,” Curry said. “But it’s a really cool situation to be in. That’s a big part of my game.”

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