It was an eventful night at Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks hosted Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Although it ended in a win for the Warriors, the highlight of the matchup was Curry setting a record for the most three-pointers in NBA history.
Five minutes into the game, Steph made his second three-pointer of the night with an assist by Andrew Wiggins to set a new three-point record. Ray Allen had the most triples in league history with 2,973 but with Steph's second triple of the night, he surpassed Allen's record.
Steph's record-breaking night has drawn reactions from several superstars and fans alike. Lebron James also took to Twitter to congratulate the All-Star guard, saying it was "doper" it happened at MSG.
Speaking about the event on TNT, Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal shared his thought on Steph's abilities, giving him kudos for revolutionalizing the game.
“It was amazing to hear Reggie say that back in our day, we averaged 5 threes a game as a team. Now all teams have been 30. Steph has definitely changed the game. Guys like Charles and myself, we don't like it. We don't wanna see guys just come down and then jack up threes"
“Congratulations to him and his family. I’m anxious to see when he gets to 1300 games, what’s the number gonna be. That’s why I adamantly say that he still has 4-5-6 years left. By the time he’s done, his record will not be broken.”
Steph went on to drain three more three-pointers before the end of the game, bringing his total tally on the night to five. He finished the game with 22 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block.
With the record behind them, the Warriors can focus on bettering their incredible record so far this season. They are on a 23-5 run and are currently the best team in the NBA.