Stephen Curry becomes fastest player to 1,600 threes made
By the time Stephen Curry had drained his fourth and last three-pointer of the game late in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors‘ 122-114 win against the New Orleans Pelicans — he had become the fastest player in NBA history to reach 1,600 three-point makes.
Perennial sharpshooter Ray Allen previously held the record, reaching the mark in his 693rd game. Curry obliterated that mark, reaching it in just his 497th game.
Curry became the 19th player in NBA history to drain 1,600 career three-pointers, now standing at nine treys shy of surpassing former Warrior Jason Richardson for the 18th spot in the all-time list. There are only eight active players ahead of the back-to-back MVP.
The Warriors point guard had no clue he was on the verge of a long-distance milestone.
The marksman finished the game with 23 points and seven assists, and was 4-of-10 from beyond the arc. Curry broke Allen’s record for most three-pointers in a season (269) back in 2013 and being ahead in pace by almost 200 games, it won’t be long until the Warriors long-range sniper breezes past Allen’s all-time mark of 2,973 makes for his career.