MIAMI (AP) — The Warriors first basket during a 118-112 win over the Heat on Wednesday night was, surprise, a Stephen Curry 3-pointer.
While that is hardly unusual, the make meant Curry tied an NBA record, making a 3-pointer for a 127th consecutive regular-season game.
The reigning NBA MVP and 3-point leader made a 3-pointer just 78 seconds into the Warriors’ game at Miami on Wednesday night, on his first shot of the evening. He now shares the mark with Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and has a chance to take the record outright when Golden State plays at Orlando on Thursday.
“That’s a pretty outrageous number, I think,” Curry said before Wednesday’s game. “When I was talking about it last year, I knew where he was. I think I was at 40 or 45. And I remember hearing what his number was. That’s crazy — every night you’re hitting a 3. Whether you’re shooting well or not, you’re still finding a way to knock down at least one. The longevity of that record is pretty remarkable.”
Curry’s last game without a 3-pointer was Nov. 11, 2014. He has made at least one in 202 of his last 203 games, and is on pace to smash the single-season record for 3-pointers he established a year ago.
“Steph is a lot better,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Which is scary, because he was the MVP last season.”
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Curry entered Wednesday with 260 3-pointers this season, 88 more than anyone in the league. He hit six more in the game, en route to a game-high 42 points.
His teammate Klay Thompson – who had 33 points – came into the night No. 2 this season in 3s, with 172.
Curry said he finds significance in the mark.
“There’s no trophy for that,” Curry said. “But it’s a really cool situation to be in. That’s a big part of my game.”