Curry makes history with three-game 3-point run

By Daily Sports on January 18, 2019

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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to knock down eight or more 3-pointers in three straight games, hitting nine in Wednesday night’s 147-140 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

“When Mark Jackson said [Curry] was ruining the game, I know a lot of people took that personal,” Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant said. “But I kind of got it a little bit, because he’s the only person I’ve ever seen that can shoot those shots in rhythm like that and make them. And now everybody else think they can, and you can’t. And that’s why I shake my head, because once in a generation, once in a lifetime type of talent and movement. His movements out there are just so smooth, it makes it look so easy. So when he’s knocking down those shots it’s just a joy to see.”

Curry, who finished with 41 points, started slowly while picking up three early fouls, but he came to life in the third quarter, going off for 23 points and hitting seven of his eight 3-point attempts, many from far beyond the arc. When told of Curry’s accomplishment, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was surprised another MVP hadn’t done it first.

“James Harden didn’t do that?” Kerr said. “He did everything else.”

Like everyone else around the league, Kerr marvels at the shots Curry is able to knock down each night.

All of Curry’s attempts were contested Thursday night as he finished 9-of-17 from 3-point land, the most contested makes and attempts he has had all season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. His seven consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter tied for the most consecutive 3s he has made in a game, according to Elias Sports Bureau. It’s a feat he has accomplished two other times in his career.

In the midst of another epic Curry performance, the Warriors and Pelicans also set a new NBA record for most made 3-pointers in a game with 43. That mark is two more than the Warriors and Sacramento Kings achieved in a game on Jan. 5. The Warriors finished 24-for-49 from beyond the arc, tying a franchise record set on Oct. 29th when Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers. The Warriors are the first team to score at least 140 points or more in back-to-back games since the Denver Nuggets did it in November 1998. (ESPN)

•Photo shows Stephen Curry

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 18, 2019


 

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