Curry passes Terry for 3rd on NBA’s 3-pointer list

By Daily Sports on January 13, 2019

Views: 257

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is now third on the NBA's all-time 3-point field goals list, passing Jason Terry in Friday night's 146-109 rout of the Chicago Bulls.

Curry, 30, acknowledged before the game how much his ascension on the list means to him as he passes each name. Once Friday’s action ended, he said he took the game ball with him and was hopeful he could get it signed by Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, the only two players currently in front of him on the list.

“It’s just a special accomplishment,” Curry said. “In terms of two guys that I know are trendsetters in stretching the imagination of the 3-point game. Doing it for many, many, many years, and people that I looked up to as a young kid playing the game. Obviously with my dad [Dell Curry] sparked a love of shooting the basketball – to look up on the list, and obviously I want to catch them and put together many more years at this pace. Just knowing those two guys are right in front of me, it’s a special moment, for sure.

“Because I respect the game, I respect what guys have done before, and those two guys – those are guys I looked up to.”

Curry passed Terry with his third 3-pointer Friday – the 2,283rd of his career – which came with 9 minutes, 59 seconds left in the third quarter on an assist from Draymond Green. Curry’s accomplishment was announced to the crowd, and he received a loud ovation from the fans at Oracle Arena.

Curry finished with five 3s on 11 attempts as he scored 28 points in 27 minutes in the victory.

“He just brings out the best in everybody,” Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant said of Curry. “When your best players work hard, then everybody has to follow their blueprint. When you got somebody like Steph who has a supreme skill, since we’re talking about his jump shot at this point, that doesn’t come by just his dad being Dell Curry and he passed those powers down. He worked on that, and he continues to work on that.

“And it’s a joy to see, and to see the production out on the floor and how he ties everything together, it’s just pure artistry.”

Curry’s teammates and coaches were happy to celebrate the accomplishment with him, but they expect him to pass Allen – who finished his career with 2,973 treys – at some point in the next few years for the top spot.

“Steph will obviously be at the top of that list when it's all said and done,” Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson said. (SSPN)

•Photo shows Stephen Curry 

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 13, 2019


 

You may also like...
Barcelona are what Inter hope to become —...

'Donald Trump effect' is hurting US bid for...

Oliseh okays Kaduna for AFCON cracker against Egypt...

US billionaire tables £500m bid to buy Wembley...

Chelsea beat Spurs to reach EFL Cup final...

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen moves for first-team football

 

Latest News Manchester United Could Drop Out of ‘Big Six’ If Changes Don’t Come — Solskjaer Christian Chukwu Receives $50,000 Cheque From Otedola For Medical Treatment Atletico Edge Five-Goal Thriller to Delay Barca Celebrations Zidane Targeting La Liga Title Next Season Asisat Oshoala’s Brace Keeps Barcelona’s Liga Title Hopes Alive Edo Aiteo FA Cup: Grassroots Club BJ Foundation eliminate Dynamite Force; Victorious Club President Idahosa Sprays American Dollars in Celebration Dalung Inaugurates Edo 2020 Main Organising Committee Lewandowski Brace Wins Thrilling German Cup Semifinal for Bayern ATP Finals Moving From London to Turin from 2021 to 2025 Man City Return to Top With Derby Win over Man Utd Superb Wolves dent Arsenal’s Top-Four Hopes Breaking: Golden Eaglets lose to Guinea in penalty shoot-out

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,285 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,330 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,987 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,454 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,471 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,467 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,554 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,479 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,290 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,352 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,482 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,295 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (279) Basketball (158) Boxing (539) Columnists (423) Euro Soccer Update (4639) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (46) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4874) NPL Glo Premier League (1004) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (535)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media