Watch: Steph Curry Becomes First Player to Knock Down 300 Three-Pointers in a Season [Video]
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Steph Curry continues to set new records this season as the Golden State Warriors became the first player in the NBA to knock down 300 three-pointers in a single season.
Curry, who needed six three-pointers before the game to set a new benchmark, put his name on the record books anew in the third quarter of their match against the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
Curry found himself guarded by Ersan Ilyasova and used a series of crossovers to get enough separation to launch his record-setting three-point attempt.
When asked about the new record, Curry said that the experience is surreal, knowing that there were great three-pointers before him — like Reggie Miller and Ray Allen — who did not get 300 three-pointers in a single season. ESPN also reported that his father, Dell, needed seven seasons to get 300 three-pointers in his career.
“It’s special and it’s never been done before in history,” said Curry, who went 7-for-13 from beyond the arc on Monday for 41 points on top of 13 rebounds, four steals and three assists.
More importantly, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player led his team to a hard-earned 119-113 victory over the Magic to improve their record to 56-6, including a 27-0 card at the Oracle Arena. Like Curry, the Warriors also set a new record for the longest winning streak at home, which now stands at 45 games.
The Warriors, who are coming off a surprising 112-95 loss to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, are still on pace to beat the 72-10 record of the Michael Jordan-led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls squad.
“To have protected our home court 45 straight games in the regular season, it hasn’t been done in history, so that’s a pretty special accomplishment,” Curry told reporters via ESPN. “That win record is still in reach.”
The other half of the vaunted “Splash Brothers,” Klay Thompson, also had a superb performance, as he finished with 27 points and six rebounds with five three-pointers, including the one that gave the Warriors a comfortable 114-109 lead with 52 seconds left in the game.
Golden State will look to extend their home winning streak when they host the 29-33 Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
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