Stephen Curry sets record with 3-pointer in 128th straight game

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Currybroke an NBA record with a 3-pointer in his 128th consecutive regular-season game on Thursday night and came up short of setting another.

The reigning league MVP made a 26-foot jumper from the left wing with 5:45 remaining in the opening quarter of Golden State's 130-114 win over the Orlando Magic.

"I knew about it," Curry told CSN Bay Area afterward of the consecutive-game record. "With something like that, you just play your regular game and just try to focus on the game and how to get my shots."

Curry, who finished with 51 points, had shared the mark with the Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver.Dana Barros' streak of 89 games was the league record prior to Korver's and remains third best.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr feigned ignorance of his star's feat.

"What record did he set? I don't know," Kerr said.

Kerr downplayed the streak by declaring that its significance is diminished because of the apparent ease with which Curry makes shots.

"Why is that significant? I don't know if the record is that significant because it's so simple for him," Kerr said. "A 3-point shot is like a layup. A half-court shot is like a 3-point shot. Steph just, that's what he does, so it's to the point where we expect everything to go in."

"Kyle Korver is a great shooter," Curry said. "It's nice to pass his record."

Curry hit 10 3-pointers in the win, falling two short of matching the single-game record. He scored 19 of his 51 in transition, making all seven of his attempts in that phase, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Curry now owns the three highest single-season totals for 3-pointers. With his 10 on Thursday night, he passed Ray Allen (269, 2005-06) and himself (272, 2012-13) and now sits at 276 for the season. That's 10 shy of the NBA record he set last season.

"I have a hard time seeing how that streak is ever going to end. It would have to be kind of a fluke night," Orlando coach Scott Skiles said of the consecutive-game mark.

"The way he makes them is totally different from Kyle," Skiles added. "Kyle is sprinting off screens and it's possible you could switch out and maybe take some away from him, whereas Steph, there are so many of them off the dribble and from 30 feet and fading away. ... He'd just have to be off that night, and that certainly doesn't happen very often."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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