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Steph Curry hits 51 points en route to breaking an NBA record

The Golden State Warriors star moved closer to becoming known as the best shooter in NBA history.

Steph Curry
Steph Curry

ONE NIGHT AFTER tying Kyle Korver’s NBA record of 127 consecutive regular-season games shooting a three-pointer, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wasted little time making the record his own.

Curry’s first-quarter deep-range effort against the Orlando Magic on Thursday was his 128th straight game with a successful shot beyond the arc — the longest streak in NBA history.

“That’s [127] a pretty outrageous number, I think,” Curry said before matching the record on Wednesday. “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 three. 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.”

The last time Curry went a game without hitting a three-pointer was November 2014. He has made at least one in 202 of his last 203 NBA games.

Curry finished with 10 three-pointers in the Warriors’ 130-114 triumph over Orlando Magic and notched his third game this season of at least 50 points — he finished the night with 51.

In 34 minutes on court he also handed out eight assists and pulled down seven rebounds. He now has 276 three-pointers this season — 10 less than the record he set last season in leading the Warriors to the NBA crown.

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