Steph Curry Notches Another Big NBA Stat

He now has 3,000 3-pointers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 15, 2021 12:01 AM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2021 12:11 AM CST
Stephen Curry Sets Record for 3-Pointers
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks to move the ball around New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Update: Two weeks after setting the NBA record for 3-pointers, Steph Curry had another big night Tuesday when the Golden State Warriors player became the first player in league history to make 3,000 3-pointers, the AP reports. Even so, the Denver Nuggets beat the Warriors 89-86. Video of No. 3,000 can be seen here. Our original story from Dec. 15 follows:

Steph Curry became the NBA's career leader for 3-pointers and scored 22 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Curry made his 2,974th 3-pointer with 7:33 left in the first quarter, followed by a lengthy celebration inside Madison Square Garden where he hugged his parents, teammates, and Ray Allen, whose record stood for 10 years, the AP reports. Curry's mark could last much longer, as he is taking and making 3s better than anyone in basketball. He came in averaging a career-high 5.4 per game and went 5 for 14 Tuesday, giving him a league-leading 145. Nobody else had made 100 entering play Tuesday.

“I had great support here," Curry said during the TNT postgame interview, "This arena, I can’t express how much of an honor that was for the reaction here on the road and the appreciation for this milestone. And obviously, it was great to get the win on top of that. So, a very, very, very special night.” Curry, who set the record on the same Madison Square Garden court where he had a 54-point game in 2013 before becoming the NBA's two-time MVP, has already led the league in 3-pointers six times.

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Reggie Miller, who held the record before Allen, was also at the game and, along with Allen, presented Curry with a jersey with a 2,974 on the back, the AP reports. That number could be 4,000 or more by the time Curry is done playing a game in a way that barely existed before him. “He has totally changed the game of basketball as we know it,” teammate Draymond Green said. "He has revolutionized the way the game is played and continues to leave fans in awe with his amazing artistry and extraordinary shooting ability,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "We congratulate him on this historic achievement." (More Stephen Curry stories.)

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