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Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s 3-point record as Warriors beat Knicks 105-96

Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s 3-point record as Warriors beat Knicks 105-96

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Dec 15
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Stephen Curry is officially the NBA’s 3-pointer king!

On Tuesday night, Curry broke Hall of Famer Ray Allen’s record when he made his 2,974th 3-point shot, and in the process helped lead the Golden State Warriors to a 105-96 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

The momentous shot came with 7 minutes, 33 seconds left in the first quarter as Curry took a pass from Andrew Wiggins and hit a 28-footer. The Warriors quickly fouled and called a time-out so that Curry could savor the moment.

The 33-year-old received hugs from Draymond Green, as his teammates rushed to the court to congratulate him. Then, Currty handed the game ball to his father, Dell, as MSG crowds clapped and roared in unison for his historic achievement.

“I can’t explain it,” Dell Curry recently told ESPN. “And I played with and against Ray, played against Reggie (Miller), I know how great shooters those guys were, but to know my son’s going to leave the game being the best — he already is the best shooter ever to play, and have that record, it’s unbelievable.”

Allen himself was in the building and congratulated Curry personally, together with Reggie Miller.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr had nothing but praise for Curry for what he has done for the game.

“What he’s done has just completely redefined what’s a good shot,” Kerr said. “Redefined the point guard position, in terms of what’s expected. You can see a whole generation of young players who are playing the game the way Steph does, with shooting range and handle, all kinds of skill and joy. It’s amazing how much he’s impacted the game both strategically and artistically.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement as well, saying: “It was thrilling to see Steph break the NBA’s all-time record for three-pointers. He has revolutionized the way the game is played and continues to leave fans in awe with his amazing artistry and extraordinary shooting ability. We congratulate him on this historic achievement.”

  • Stephen Curry

    Wardell Stephen Curry II , also known as Steph Curry, is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Steve Kerr

    Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Ray Allen

    Walter Ray Allen Jr. is an American former professional basketball player.

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    The 2016–17 Golden State Warriors season was the 71st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association , and its 55th in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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