Stephen Curry Serves Up NBA-Record 13 Three-Pointers as Warriors Drop Pelicans

November 8th, 2016 by Erik Malinowski Leave a reply »

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just three days after Stephen Curry watched his NBA-record streak of 157 consecutive regular-season games with at least one three-pointer come to a miserable finish, he took his first step toward a new streak in ultimate style.

"I was able to get some open looks early and often," Curry said, "and good things happened."

Curry drained an all-time-record 13 threes on 17 attempts against the helpless (and still winless) New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, an unprecedented effort that contributed 39 of his season-high 46 points. Moreover, that output helped his Golden State Warriors secure a 116-106 victory at Oracle Arena.

"The last three were pretty special," said Curry, who knocked down a final trio of shots within a 70-second span with less than four minutes to go in the game. Those buckets helped pushed a somewhat tenuous five-point lead to 12, effectively putting the game out of reach.  

With these 13 threes, Curry elbowed his way to the top of a list he was already sharing with Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who swished a dozen treys against Gary Payton's Seattle Sup ...

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