Stephen Curry a Golden State Warriors star guard made NBA history on the league’s grandest stage Tuesday night.
Stephen Curry broke the league record for most career 3-pointers in the first quarter of the Warriors’ game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The shot gave Curry 2,974 successful 3-pointers as a professional, eclipsing the previous mark set by Hall of Fame marksman Ray Allen.
Stephen Curry reached the mark much faster than Allen did. Allen played in 1,300 career NBA games.
Curry set a new record in his 789th career game.
Allen has held the record since Feb. 10, 2011, when he passed former Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller as a member of the Boston Celtics.
Ray Allen passes torch to Steph Curry in social media message
Both Allen and Miller, who provided commentary for TNT’s television broadcast, were in attendance for the historic moment. The game was stopped for several minutes to commemorate the milestone, and Allen congratulated Curry.
It’s not the first notable game Curry has played at Madison Square Garden. He scored 54 points against the Knicks in a 2013 game at the venue, one of 10 career games with at least 50 points for the Warriors guard.
Curry is a two-time NBA MVP and two-time league scoring champion. He has led the league in 3-pointers six times and free-throw percentage four times.
[Update: Curry finished Tuesday’s game with five 3-pointers, momentarily raising his career total to 2,977, as the Warriors defeated the Knicks, 105-96.]
"STEPHEN CURRY…THE ALL-TIME THREE-POINT KING IN THE NBA."
— NBA (@NBA) December 15, 2021