Warriors star Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s record for most playoff 3-pointers
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter of all time, and he further cemented that status by passing Ray Allen for the top spot on the all-time list of playoff 3-pointers made.
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Curry broke Allen’s record in Game 1 of their first-round matchup with the LA Clippers. He entered the game needing just eight triples to pass the former Boston Celtics star, and he hit that mark midway through the fourth quarter.
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The two-time MVP finished the game against the Clippers with 38 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. He shot 8-of-12 from 3-point territory and 11-of-16 overall to lead the Warriors’ 121-104 rout of the visiting team.
Stephen Curry now has 386 3-pointers in the playoffs, and he still has a chance to add more to his tally and separate himself from the rest of the group.
Curry’s fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, is the closest active player on the all-time playoffs 3-pointers list. Thompson has 305 postseason triples so far, so it’s unlikely he’ll be able to match Curry’s feat. At the least, the 29-year-old can break into the top two if he continues his current pace.
Besides his playoffs record, the other task for Curry is breaking Ray Allen’s all-time tally for 3-pointers in the regular season. The six-time All-Star is currently third on that list, behind Allen (2,973) and Reggie Miller (2,560). However, Curry — at 2,483 triples — has made it known that he is aiming to claim the top spot.