Stephen Curry became the NBA’s all-time leader in career 3-pointers during the Golden State Warriors’ 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden by hitting a pair of first-quarter triples to move past Ray Allen and seize the top spot.
Curry broke the 3-point record over the course of 789 games, which is 511 fewer games than it took Allen (1,300) to reach the milestone.
Curry has said that after he broke the record, everything else would “just be about how far can you push it.”
Well, Curry now needs to knock down just 26 more 3-pointers to reach 3,000 for his career, a threshold no player in NBA history has reached
On Tuesday, Curry wasted no time launching his first deep ball, a 29-footer barely one minute into the game that gave the Warriors a 5-2 lead. The record-setting bucket came at the 7:32 mark, and officials promptly stopped the game so the packed house at Madison Square Garden could properly acknowledge Curry’s historic milestone.
Curry walked around the court hugging several people, then sat down on the bench before sharing a long moment with teammate Draymond Green. Curry also embraced former record-holder Allen, while childhood idol Reggie Miller – on the call for TNT – filmed the historic event with a smartphone.