Curry Ties NBA 3’s Record

first_imgMIAMI — Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tied an NBA record Feb. 24 by making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.The reigning NBA MVP and 3-point leader made a 3-pointer just 78 seconds into the Warriors’ game at 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 plays at Orlando on Feb. 25.“That’s a pretty outrageous number,” Curry said before the Feb. 24 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 3. 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 3-pointer was Nov. 11, 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 3-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 Feb. 24 with 260 3-pointers this season, 88 more than anyone in the league. His teammate Klay Thompson came into the night No. 2 this season in 3s, 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.”(TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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