Steph Curry will need to wait at least one more game to snatch the three-point shooting crown from Ray Allen after he was trailed by just three points in the Golden State Warriors’ 102-93 loss to Philadelphia 76ers.
Curry, who needed seven more threes to surpass Allen’s all-time record of 2,973, was kept just 18 points behind the Sixers as Matisse Thybulle placed in a defensive upper-class.
Thybulle locked Curry from buzzer to buzzer, using two clutch blocks and never letting it happen seven times NBA All-Star gets any void.
Joel Embiid then dominated on the attacking side of the ball, scoring 26 points and nine assists to send the Warriors into their fifth loss of the season.
The Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to seven with a dominant 123-98 win over the Washington Wizards.
Washington caught up with Utah early before the Jazz blew the Wizards out of the water with 73 points in the second half.
Donovan Mitchell leads for Utah with 28 points, while Bradley Beal leads for the Wizards with 21 points.
The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat also posted big wins, while the Los Angeles Clippers narrowly avoided a shock defeat to the Orlando Magic.
Reggie Jackson hit a jump in the dying seconds to win a tough 106-104.
Elsewhere, the Memphis Grizzlies got off to a hot start with a seven-point win over the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 117-103.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/curry-steph-curry-nba-golden-state-warriors-utah-jazz-b1974436.html Steph Curry suffocated as Philadelphia 76ers beat Golden State Warriors