Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, made a 3-pointer on his first shot of the evening just 78 seconds into the Warriors’ game at Miami on Wednesday night. 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 Thursday.
“That’s a pretty outrageous number, I think,” Curry said before Wednesday’s game. “When I was talking about it last year, I knew where he was. I think 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 last 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, who led the NBA last season with 286 3-pointers, entered Wednesday 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.”
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