PORTLAND, Ore. — Golden State’s Stephen Curry broke the record for 3-pointers in a season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors’ game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
The shot with 6:49 left in the half put Curry in front of Ray Allen’s mark of 269 set in 2005-06.
Curry finished the game with 272 3-pointers and the Warriors beat the Blazers 99-88. Golden State clinched the sixth seed in the Western Conference and will play the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs.
“It’s special, man,” Curry said. “I grew up watching Ray Allen shoot when he played with my dad in Milwaukee. I’ve got an appreciation for how well he shot the ball for his career and especially that one season.”
Curry made 16 3-pointers in the previous two games to close within one of Allen’s record set with the Seattle SuperSonics. Curry hit his first 3 of the night with 6:55 to go in the first quarter.
Golden State’s bench jumped to cheer following the record-breaking shot, and a group of Warriors fans behind the team’s bench at the Rose Garden gave Curry an extended standing ovation.