Steph Curry has been on a historic run to start this season as he leads his Warriors team to the top of the Western Conference standings. The point guard recently broke Ray Allen's record for the most 3-pointers made by a single player in NBA history.
The best 3-point shooter ever is nowhere close to done when it comes to building on that record either, creating another piece of history on Tuesday. Curry hit his 3,000th career three in the loss against Denver, becoming the first NBA player to ever reach this milestone.
Steph was sitting on 2,999 made threes coming into this contest, meaning the first one he drained would reach the milestone. He started slow though, missing his first 7 attempts from range before finally hitting on his 8th try in the 3rd quarter.
Speaking on the record after the game, Curry told NBC Sports:
"I knew it. I wasn't trying to think about it. And it was more so the way the game was going, it was cool to reach that milestone. It's a pretty awesome accomplishment in terms of something that hadn't been done in NBA history.
"It's kind of a weird thought to think that for the rest of my career, for the most part I'm pretty sure, every 3-pointer I make will be a new record. I'm just going to enjoy it. I don't know what's next, something like 3,333? Got to start coming up with stuff. See y'all next year for that one, probably."
Curry went on to make 4 more during the game against the Nuggets, but his flurry in the 4th quarter wasn't enough to get the win against a determined Denver team. He had 23-4-4 on the night, shooting just 37.5% from the field in a poor showing compared to his usual standards.
The Warriors succumbed to an 89-86 loss, taking their record to 27-7 but still leaving them in the driver's seat for the 1st seed in the West.