Photos: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry now needs nine 3-pointers to tie Ray Allen’s NBA record
Golden State Warriors fans will now have to jump on a plane to see Stephen Curry break Ray Allen’s 3-point basket record.
Curry shot 17 attempts from beyond the 3-point line, making six for a team-high 22 points in their 104-94 win against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Warriors’ (21-4) final home game for almost two weeks.
He entered Wednesday’s game needing to break Klay Thompson’s single-game record of 15 to reach Ray Allen’s all-time mark of 2,973; he’s now within nine, a total he has hit in a game 38 times in his career. Curry set the single-game record in 2016 with 13, breaking Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall’s jointly held record for most 3-pointers in a single regular-season game.
The Warriors managed only 102 points on 33-of-83 shooting (39.8%) against the Trail Blazers, who were without Oakland native Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Lillard is out with a lingering abdominal issue identified last week and McCollum suffered a collapsed lung in the Blazers’ loss to the Celtics on Saturday night.
“I thought Steph took a couple quick ones early, maybe he was trying to get himself going,” coach Steve Kerr said afterward.
Bay Area News Group’s Evan Webeck contributed to this report.