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Steph Curry sets new NBA three-point record

Golden Empire Warriors guard Steph curry establish NBAAn all-time three-pointer at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday gave him his 2,974th longest shot in the first quarter, surpassing Hall of Famer Ray Allen.

Curry, a three-time National Basketball Association champion and two-time MVP of the tournament, pounded his chest and roared after hitting a shot from 28 yards.

He was immediately embraced by teammates, coach, father and former NBA players Dell Curry and Allen.

“To be able to do it here, at Madison Square Garden, in front of this guy right here (pointing at Allen) and Reggie Miller, it’s special,” Curry said in an interview.

“I’ve had crazy faith since I started playing basketball, to think this moment was possible.”

Curry entered the contest on Tuesday just two or three points behind Allen’s regular-season record, and the ticketing crowd remained strong throughout the early part of the game in anticipation of the broken record.

“It’s been a long week since our last home game where everyone was talking about how I was 16,” Curry said. “It seems like every shot I take has a different level of expectation and anxiety surrounding it.

“I was just trying to play my game. Today it’s set up perfectly, to make the first one get rid of it and then let the record breaker come to me. ”

Miller, who called the game on TNT’s national TV channel, is third on the list with 2,560 three-pointers.

Curry finished the game with five three-pointers, bringing his career total to 2,977, as the Warriors advanced late to beat the Knicks 105-96.

Curry, 33, is playing in his 13th season, considered by many to be the greatest shooter in league history.

“I’m proud of shooting a high percentage, allowing that to help us win games, and now I can be proud of hitting the numbers Ray set,” Curry said in a statement. press conference afterwards.

“I never wanted to call myself the greatest shooter until I hit this record, so I feel comfortable saying it now.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/us-sport/nba/stephen-curry-three-point-record-b1976423.html Steph Curry sets new NBA three-point record

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