Stephen Curry achieves NBA 3-point record | sports

The Golden State Warriors (GSW) beat the Knicks 96-105 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York in a game that was dominated by two triples by Stephen Curry that allowed him to become the leader of the NBA on 3s made by beating Ray Allen’s previous record of 2,973.

Curry finished the game with 5 3-pointers of 14 attempts which puts him with a total of 2,977 shots of three in his entire career. But the most important came 4.30 minutes after kickoff when Curry overcame Alec Burks’s opposition from the right side of the three-line.

It was his second triple of the game and with which he finally surpassed the record set by Ray Allen, who retired in 2014. Testimony to Curry’s quality and, above all, how the NBA game has changed in recent years, the Warriors point guard has surpassed Allen’s number in 789 games.

It took Ray Allen 1,300 to hit 2,973 3s and Reggie Miller, the NBA’s third-highest 3-pointer, 1,389 games to make 2,560. Curry scored his first NBA triple on October 30, 2009.

The top scorer of the game was the Knicks power forward Julius Randle who had 31 points, 25 in the second half, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.


In the Warriors, Curry was the leader in points, with 22, in addition to 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Curry scored 5 of the 14 3-pointers he tried.

Despite the difference between the GSW, leaders of the Western Conference, and the Knicks, in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, and that the New York team has several low players, Obi Toppin and RJ Barrett are out of the league. aligned by the NBA’s covid-19 protocols, New Yorkers didn’t make it easy for Californians.

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Historic triple

During the first quarter, the two teams were distracted by Curry’s attempt to break Allen’s record. Curry tried to shake off the load and air the two triples he needed quickly. It took him a few more minutes than expected but with 7.33 minutes to go in the first quarter, the GSW point guard did it.

The triple not only secured the record for Curry but also put the Warriors ahead at 10-12.

Those two triples were Curry’s only points in the first quarter. The Knicks had come to contain the shooter and they had succeeded. When the first 12 minutes ended, the scoreboard indicated a 24-24 tie with 10 points under New York point guard Derrick Rose.

In the second quarter, the Knicks kept up the defensive pressure, leaving the Warriors with just a 28.6% shooting from the 3-point line, an unusually low figure for the team. And at the same time, the Knicks bench showed greater accuracy on 3-pointers.

Immanuel Quickley, Kevin Knox II and Miles McBride, the latter with 2 3s from 2 attempts, made a total of 4 3s which brought the Knicks second-quarter hit percentage to 50%.

The Warriors recover

Those of New York got to go of 8 points, 46-38, in the absence of 4.26 for the rest. But in the final minutes, GSW scored a 2-9 run by Draymond Green and Kevon Looney, bringing the score to 48-47 at halftime.

Coming back from the locker room, the Knicks held off the Californians’ push but in the last five minutes of the third quarter, the Warriors hit the gas with Andrew Wiggings and Curry as spearheads.

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In the last 2 minutes of the third quarter, GSW imposed a 3-8 partial that put on the scoreboard a 64-71 that was beginning to seem definitive. The Knicks had only been able to score 16 points in the entire period, 8 less than the Warriors, and 12 of them from Julius Randle.

The fourth quarter was more balanced, thanks again to Randle’s performance for the Knicks, who had 13 points in the final 12 minutes.

But it was not enough and the Warriors took the game 96-105 and the title of NBA’s top 3-point man for Curry.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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