Stephen Curry Sets NBA 3-Point Record in Warriors’ Win Against Rockets

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In a dazzling display of precision shooting, Stephen Curry further solidified his NBA 3-point shooting record, guiding the Golden State Warriors to a thrilling 121-116 victory over the Houston Rockets.

In a thrilling NBA matchup on Monday night, Stephen Curry showcased his dominance with an impressive 32-point performance, including sinking five 3-pointers, further solidifying his record.

Accompanied by Klay Thompson breaking out of his shooting slump, netting a season-high 20 points, the Golden State Warriors triumphed over the Houston Rockets, breaking their six-game losing streak in a gripping 121-116 victory.

“We weren’t perfect but in this case you just need to win,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “That was the focus. Hopefully this is a good sign and we can get back on track.”

Steph Curry, the NBA’s record holder for made 3-pointers, has achieved a historic feat, becoming the sole player in league history to consistently hit four or more 3-pointers in each of his first 13 games of a season.

This remarkable streak highlights his incredible talent. In the recent game, the nine-time All-Star and two-time MVP showcased his prowess, going 8 for 14 from the field and sinking 5 of 9 shots from beyond the arc.

This marks his seventh 30+ point game this season and his tenth with at least 25 points. With a playful gesture, Curry jokingly raised his arms in celebration as the clock expired in the fourth quarter.

“Haven’t had good energy walking off this floor in a while,” Curry said of the Warriors’ second home win of the season and first since Nov. 1. “We needed this one for sure.”

Before the game against the Rockets, Klay Thompson had been struggling, shooting 15 of 42 overall and just 3 of 19 from the 3-point range in his last four games.

However, he made a strong comeback, showcasing his prowess early on with three 3-pointers and tallying 12 points in the first quarter alone. By the end of the game, Thompson finished 7 of 16, sinking five 3-pointers in total.

Additionally, Chris Paul contributed significantly with 15 points and 12 assists, aiding Golden State in securing its 12th consecutive victory over Houston.

“I tell Klay all the time, every time he shoots it I think it’s going in,” Paul said. “Every time I’m pushing the ball up the court I’m looking for him.”

Following a narrow one-point loss to the Lakers, the Rockets found themselves trailing by 14 against the Warriors, struggling to close the gap despite a late surge that made the game competitive.

Alperen Sengun delivered an impressive performance, amassing 30 points and 13 rebounds for Houston, while Jabari Smith Jr. contributed 17 points, joined by Dillon Brooks and Jalen Green each scoring 16.

Despite their efforts, the Rockets, yet to secure a win in five road games this season, haven’t defeated the Warriors since February 20, 2020. Coach Ime Udoka attributed the team’s defensive lapses, allowing Golden State numerous open shot opportunities, as a key factor in the game’s outcome.

“This is a team, the main team in the league, that takes advantage of those mistakes,” Udoka said. “We were poor on our coverage for the most part. Our attention to deal was not the best.”

Starting off with a slow pace, Curry picked up momentum, making a pivotal four-point play in the latter part of the second quarter, along with sinking a couple of 3-pointers.

He achieved a significant milestone by landing his fourth 3-pointer late in the third quarter, propelling the Warriors ahead with a score of 100-87.

 

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