In the last two games, people believed Stephen Curry could break Ray Allen's three-point record. Against the Portland Trail Blazers, he needed to set a new NBA record of 16 makes from deep. Curry wound up 6-17 in that match. Then against the Philadelphia 76ers, he needed 10 but went 3-14 that game. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Blazers but fell short against the Sixers.
The Dubs have arguably been playing like the best team in the league. That was until Curry got closer to this record. After the loss against the Sixers, Draymond Green was asked about how the team was performing, knowing that history would happen soon.
Draymond Green on if Steph Curry's chase for the 3pt record affecting the team: "I think it's hanging over the world. I think we all want to see it. But if you're asking me if it's negatively affecting the team? No."
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) December 12, 2021
“I think it's hanging over the world. I think we all want to see it. But if you're asking me if it's negatively affecting the team? No,” Warriors veteran Draymond Green told ClutchPoints.
Not much has changed for the Warriors, but any struggles or shortcomings people will blame chasing this record. Curry has had bad games this season, and this was another one. But the Sixers deserve a bunch of credit.
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They applied pressure on Curry whenever he was on the floor. After the game, Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle confessed stopping Curry from breaking the record in Philly was a goal. Winning the game was the icing on the cake.
Teams will treat these games like a Playoff game when facing the Warriors. Nobody wants to allow Curry to come to their home court for a celebration. They either want to stop him from breaking the record or spoil it by winning. In the next few games, the Warriors will get the very best from the opposition. That will make the pursuit of Ray Allen's record that much more exciting.