As the Golden State Warriors defeated the Chicago Bulls, Stephen Curry set a new NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single game, including playoffs.
Curry now has 3,366 three-point baskets in all NBA games (regular season and playoffs), passing basketball legend Ray Allen’s mark of 3,358. He added nine in the Warriors’ 119-93 victory. The Warriors point guard, 33, is now attempting to break Allen’s single-season record.
Curry led the Western Conference leaders with 40 points on the night.
It was his 52nd game with at least 40 points, and it came just four days after he scored 50 points against the Atlanta Hawks. Curry’s next aim is to shatter Allen’s regular-season record of 2,973 three-pointers, which isn’t included in official NBA records because playoff games aren’t counted. Curry has a total of 2,896 points.
The Bulls got off to a good start against the Warriors, leading 24-14 after one quarter.
Golden State, on the other hand, took command and held the Bulls’ offence to only 33 points in the second and third quarters, cruising to their seventh straight victory.
The Denver Nuggets won their fourth straight game, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 105-96, while the Charlotte Hornets defeated the New York Knicks 104-96. Miles Bridges scored 24 points and Gordon Hayward added 22 as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the New York Knicks.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 105-103 with 1.7 seconds left, the Houston Rockets lost 104-92 to the Portland Trail Blazers, and Kristaps Porzingis had a season-high 32 points for the Dallas Mavericks in a 123-109 victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
Dennis Schroder also had a season-high 38 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 122-113 in overtime, while Jae Crowder and Devin Booker both had 17 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-96.
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 120–112 with James Harden scoring 39 points and 12 assists, while the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 98–78 with Darius Garland scoring 21 points.