NEW YORK, NY – It was a foregone conclusion. Steph we two 3-point shots away from passing Ray Allen’s 2,973 mark for the most career 3’s made.
Curry made history with his second shot in a 107-96 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden.
Allen set the record after retiring in 2014 at age 38 and officially retired in 2016, appeared in 1,300 games during his 18-year, Hall of Fame career. Former Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller sits third with 2,560 three-pointers in 1,389 games.
Curry, 33, reached the mark in his 13th season and 789th game.
Curry didn’t waste any time on his historic night, hitting the record-tying three-pointer a little more than a minute into the first quarter and the record-breaking three-pointer with a little over seven minutes remaining in the period. To set the record, Curry relocated to the right angle, received a pass from Andrew Wiggins and buried a catch-and-shoot three-pointer over Knicks guard Alec Burks.
Play was stopped after Curry’s 2,974th career three-pointer, and he celebrated by blowing kisses to the rafters, pounding his chest and embracing his teammates and members of the Warriors’ coaching staff, including head coach Steve Kerr. Allen, who is coaching high school basketball in Florida, and Miller, who was broadcasting the game for TNT, were in attendance at Madison Square Garden, where the road crowd greeted Curry’s achievement with a standing ovation.
Curry’s parents, Dell and Sonya, were also on hand, and Curry gave the game ball to his father, a sharpshooter who played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002, before sharing a moment with Allen. Bob McKillop, Curry’s college coach at Davidson, and Larry Riley, the former Warriors executive who drafted Curry, were in the crowd as well. Curry finished with a team-high 22 points and shot 5 for 14 on three-pointers — giving him 2,977 makes for his career — as the Warriors improved their league-best record to 23-5.
SOURCE: Washington Post