Stephen Curry On Hitting 16 Three’s To Break Ray Allen’s Career Record: ‘Anything Is Possible’
On Monday, Stephen Curry hit seven three-pointers in a 126-95 Warriors victory over the Magic; Curry now sits just 16 three-pointers shy of shattering Ray Allen’s career record of 2,973.
When reporters asked Curry if he could hit all 16 when the Warriors (20-4) play the Trail Blazers (11-14) at home on Wednesday, Curry responded:
“Anything is possible,” he said per ESPN.
If Curry were to hit 16 in one night, that would also mean breaking teammate Klay Thompson’s single-game record of 14 set in October 2018, besting Curry’s previous record of 13.
“What is it, 15?” Curry said of tying Allen’s mark per ESPN. “That’s funny because I know what that means is Klay’s record and all that, too. So we will see. … If you’ve seen the way I’ve played, especially recently, I’m not shy about shooting the ball, so the game will dictate what that looks like. I’m not coming out with that as the true goal of how I play, but crazier things have happened.”
While breaking the all-time career and single-game record in one game is improbable, Curry told NBCSports that even though he hasn’t been shy of shooting lately he isn’t going into the Portland game with breaking the record as a goal and that he will allow the pace of the game to dictate what will happen. Over the last three games, Curry has launched 41 triples, 13 against the Magic, 17 against the Spurs, and 11 last Friday against the Suns, knocking down 18 during that same span.
His career-high for three-point shot attempts in one game is 22, in the 2020-21 regular-season finale against the Grizzlies.
If Curry were to test his limitless green-light against one team, his best bet would be to do so against Portland, who rank dead last in the NBA in three-point defense (allowing opponents to shoot 38.9 percent from distance) and defensive rating (112.9).