Steph Curry turned into the third player in NBA history to record 2,500 career 3-pointers as the Warriors eeked out a 129-128 win over the Chicago Bulls, on account of Damion Lee’s late 3-pointer.
After a 0-2 beginning to the season, it wasn’t alarm stations right now, however the message was obvious from Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
“We need to win…immediately,” Curry said after their second defeat.
Gazing intently at the barrel of their third-straight loss, following 128-126 against the Chicago Bulls with 5.0 seconds remaining, the Dubs made a bunny appear out of nowhere against gratitude to Damion Lee’s profound 3-pointer to give them their first win of the period.
With the guard hung over Curry, Lee got allowed to cover his fourth triple of the evening, getting done with 12 focuses on 4-for-5 shooting from profound.
A day subsequent to setting Twitter land with his video from work on demonstrating him penetrating 105 straight threes, Cury carried that energy to Chicago, accumulating 36 focuses, six helps, two takes, and two squares, shooting 11-of-25 from the field and 5-of-15 from the 3-point line.
All the while, he added his name to the record books, turning out to be only the third part in NBA history – and the quickest – to arrive at 2,500 profession 3-pointers, joining Ray Allen (2,973) and Reggie Miller (2,560).
With 2,504 triples to his name, Curry needs only 57 additional threes to pass Miller on the rundown.
The nearest dynamic player behind Curry is James Harden (2,330), trailed by J.J. Redick (1,891), LeBron James (1,881), Klay Thompson (1,798), and Damian Lillard (1,781) who all included in the best 20.
He wasn’t done there however.
Subsequent to making his initial six free tosses, he stretched out his streak to 61 straight makes at the cause stripe, setting another establishment record, overwhelming Rick Barry who made 60 sequential free tosses in 1976.
With the success, the Warriors stayed away from their most noticeably awful beginning to a season since 2007-08 and will hope to proceed with that force when they take on the Detroit Pistons in their next game on Wednesday, Dec. 30.
“Just to get that first one [win] is huge,” Curry said post-game.
“We talked about it all pre-season, to start this year we got a young group and a different group, and it’s not going to look the same as years past, but just to get that monkey off your back, get a win, get some moral, have something to smile about, it means a lot.
“Just for us to kind of prove we have what it takes down the stretch to win a game like this and if we can start better in the first half defensively, shots will fall offensively, I’m not really worried, it’s just defensively getting our chemistry. We’re going to be in a lot of games, and then you got to win them like you did tonight.”