Stephen Curry gave the fans in Oracle Arena something to cheer about Monday evening and it wasn’t a playoff birth. Curry drained seven 3-pointers against the San Antonio Spurs to move within one three-pointer of tying Ray Allen’s single season record for the most amount of three’s.
Allen hit 269 3-pointeres in 2005-2006, however, Curry is only one shy of tying Allen’s record; all this with sixty less attempts. This season Curry shot 45.7% from 3-point land and averaged 3.48 three’s per game over his 77 games.
"If you actually do the math on it, it's pretty crazy of a number," Curry said. "It's nice to be close. It means you're healthy and playing in pretty much every game and shooting the ball pretty well."
Warriors head coach, Mark Jackson, said, "I don't know who second place is for the best shooter in the world. But he certainly has first place tied up."
For some inexplicable reason, Curry wasn’t voted in as an All Star this year. However, if Curry makes just two 3-pointers in the final game of the season, he will not only break Ray Allen’s record, but he will have cemented his spot on the All Star team for next year.