Stephen Curry restrained by Steve Kerr from trying to break three-point record
Stephen Curry continues his incredible run this season with another red-hot game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. After playing just 29 minutes, the Golden State Warriors superstar had already erupted for 42 points while knocking down 11 three-pointers, just three shy off the NBA record set by his running mate Klay Thompson.
Curry felt he still had a few miles in him to try and beat the feat, but coach Steve Kerr had to pull the fire alarm and told the two-time MVP to sit back and relax as the Warriors already had a comfortable lead en route to a huge road victory.
Kerr basically threw the towel for the Thunder (via Warriors on NBCS).
Kerr had to force Steph to sit on the bench 😂 pic.twitter.com/OtsuQuhG49
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 15, 2021
Thompson set the NBA record for most three-pointers in a game with 14 against the Chicago Bulls in October 2018, beating the previous record of 13 set by Curry.
After knocking down 10 three-pointers for 53 points against the Denver Nuggets earlier this week, Curry kept his foot on the gas and absolutely torched the Thunder. Despite having a rather slow first half (in Curry’s standards), the sweet-shooting guard turned on the jets and caught fire in the third period, exploding for 25 points while burying all of his six shots from long range.
Steph's 3rd quarter:
💦 25 PTS
💦 8-8 FGM
💦 6-6 3PM pic.twitter.com/6MDUjyoMlX
— NBA (@NBA) April 15, 2021
Curry’s monster performance propelled the Warriors to another crucial blowout win, 147-109. He was 14-of-20 from the field, including 11-of-16 from distance. He’s been averaging 44.3 points with 9.6 triples in their last three games.
If Stephen Curry continues to play like this, it won’t be surprising if the Warriors stack up the Ws to help them cement their spot in the play-in tournament. They’re currently in the 10th spot and just a few games behind the eighth seed in the Western Conference.