Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers in one season on Thursday night in a 116-105 home win against the Portland Trail Blazers, breaking his own record from two seasons ago.
Curry broke his old record on his fifth three of the night during the second quarter. It was his 273rd three of the season, which eclipsed the 272 he made during the 2012-13 season. Curry finished with 45 points, including eight three-pointers and shot 17-for-23 from the field. He scored 17 of his 45 points in the last 5:16, and outscored the Blazers by five during that span.
Curry finished the first half with 22 points on 6-for-10 shooting behind the arc.
[daily_cut.NBA]The 27-year-old entered Thursday shooting 43.8% from three on the year and is averaging 23.6 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 76 games. He's currently sixth in the league in both scoring and three-point percentage.
Last season, Curry made 261 threes in 78 games. He now owns three of the top five seasons for most three-pointers in NBA history, with Ray Allen's 269 threes in 2005-06 and Dennis Scott's 267 threes in 1995-96 joining him.
The Warriors, who have the best record in the NBA at 63-15, have three more games remaining this season.