Warriors' Stephen Curry sets playoff record for made three-pointers

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has broken Reggie Miller's playoff record of 58 made three-pointers.
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Golden State WarriorsStephen Curry hit his 59th three-pointer to pass Reggie Miller and set the NBA record for made three-pointers in one postseason.

The record-setting shot came with 4:31 left in the second quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets. Curry pulled up from straight away and hit the shot over the outstretched arms of Jason Terry.

Curry, the NBA's 2014-15 Most Valuable Player, entered the night just one three-ball short of tying Miller's mark, set during the 2000 playoffs. Curry tied the record just under three minutes into the game. It took Curry just 13 games to set the record. It took Miller 22.

In Game 2, Curry tied Ray Allen's 2001 performance with his 57th three of the playoffs. He also became the first player to make at least five three-pointers in four straight playoff games.

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Curry finished with 40 points and was 7 for 9 from three-point range in the Warriors' 115-80 Game 3 rout over the Rockets. Golden State took a 3-0 series lead.

Entering Saturday night's game, Curry was averaging 29.1 points per game, 6.6 assists, five rebounds and 1.8 steals. He's shooting 42.5% from three-point range and 46.3% overall.