Stephen Curry is just 10 triples away from breaking Ray Allen’s record for most 3-pointers all time, and with the Golden State Warriors playing the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, some are asking if he can actually do it in the contest.
When asked about that possibility, however, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr couldn’t help but chuckle.
Sure, Steph has the greenlight to shoot as many triples as he wants. It’s not also new to him since he owns the record for most 3-pointers in a game with 13. However, while it’s not impossible, it seems unlikely he’ll do it against the Sixers.
“I’m confident that he’ll break the record on this road trip,” Kerr said in response, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.
Stephen Curry is averaging 5.5 triples, so considering that average, he needs one more game after the Sixers to break the record. There are rumors he could sit out against the Indiana Pacers on Monday and play against the New York Knicks instead so he can break the record at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
For what it’s worth, though, Steph himself may find some trouble hoisting up threes against the Sixers. After all, his brother Seth Curry knows very well how to stop him, which he detailed prior to meeting the Warriors in their home arena, the Well Fargo Center.
“You gotta be consistent. You gotta be able to run with him the entire game. You can’t get content with stopping him for a quarter or a half. You gotta stick to it for 48 minutes,” Seth said of guarding his brother.
Stephen Curry will undoubtedly make a lot of 3-pointers against the Sixers, but for those dreaming he’ll make 10 or more, just don’t get your hopes up.