Stephen Curry did not make a three-pointer in his previous game to stop his streak, an NBA record, of three-pointers made at 157 games. So the two-time NBA MVP decided to set a new NBA record the next game and hit 13 three-pointers in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
Curry’s new record broke his own mark of 12 three-pointers made, which he shared with Donyell Marshall (Toronto Raptors) and Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers).
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A record-breaking night for Stephen Curry
The 116-106 win over New Orleans brought the Warriors back near the top of the West with a 5-2 record. And this victory also stopped the speculations that Golden State are in trouble with regards to their team chemistry.
Curry also knew this was a “special night” as he mentioned in post-game interviews.
“I was hard on myself in practice the last two days. I had pretty good shooting sessions,” Curry, who shot 13-of-17 from the three-point area, told ESPN after the game.
“I don’t overreact to games like that whether I go 0 for 10 or 2 for 12 or whatever it is. My process is the same, but I had another level of focus the last two days trying to get my rhythm back and see the ball go in.”
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