The BEST in the business! Stephen Curry makes NBA history as Golden State Warriors star breaks Ray Allen’s all-time record for three-pointers made, despite playing FIVE seasons less than the two-time champion
- Stephen Curry hit nine three-pointers to surpass Ray Allen’s all-time record of 3,358 three-pointers across regular season and playoffs
- Warriors star achieved record in just over 12 seasons, while it took Allen 18 years
- Curry scored 40 points in Golden State’s 119-93 win over the Chicago Bulls
- Warriors have won seven games straight and 11 in their first 12 games this season
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wrote himself into NBA’s lore on Friday night as he set a new all-time record for three-pointers made.
The 33-year-old shot 9-of-17 from behind the arc in the Warriors’ 119-93 win at home over the Chicago Bulls, taking his tally of three pointers made in regular season and playoff games to 3,366.
Curry, the reigning NBA scoring champion, entered the game against the Bulls trailing Ray Allen’s all-time record by a single three-pointer and reached the milestone two minutes into the game.
Steph Curry set a new NBA record for most three-pointers made in regular season and playoffs
The Warriors star hit nine three-pointers on Friday night to take his career’s tally to 3,366
Allen, a two-time NBA champion and 10-time All-Star, made 3,358 three-pointers over 18 seasons in the league up to his retirement at the end of the 2013-14 season.
Curry, meanwhile, has only just started his 13th season in the league and set a new record despite playing 585 fewer games than the former Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics star across the regular season and playoffs.
The three-time NBA champion averages 43.2 percent from behind the arc in his career, the third-highest figure among active players and the seventh-highest in NBA history.
With the exception of the 2019-20 season, which was curtailed after just five games following a hand injury, Curry has never finished a campaign shooting worse than 41 percent from three-point and worse than 45 percent from the field.
The three-time NBA champion finished with 40 points as the Warriors won 119-93
Golden State improved to 11-1 for the season and are top of the Western Conference
The seventh-overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, Curry and the Warriors have been widely credited with ushering the league into a new era by making three-point shooting the norm in the second half of the 2010s.
A two-time MVP, Curry set a single-season NBA record for three-pointers made with 402 in the 2015-16 campaign. Of the other nine top-10 performances on the list, four also belong to him.
Curry’s record-setting night came as he finished with 40 points, five assists and four rebounds as the Warriors secured a seventh straight win and improved their record to 11 wins in 12 games.
After missing the playoffs in the last two seasons, the Warriors are 2.5 games ahead of the Phoenix Suns atop of the Western Conference.