Golden State’s Stephen Curry set a record for 3-pointers in a season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors’ game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers. Curry added two more 3s in the Warriors’ 99-88 win over the Trail Blazers to finish with 272 for the season.
The shot with 6:49 left in the half put Curry in front of Ray Allen’s mark of 269 in 2005-06.
Curry made 16 3-pointers in the previous two games to close within one of Allen’s record with the Seattle SuperSonics. Curry hit his first 3 of the night with 6:55 to go in the first quarter.
Golden State’s bench jumped to cheer following the record-breaking shot, and a group of Warriors fans behind the team’s bench at the Rose Garden gave Curry an extended standing ovation.
His dad, Dell Curry, was a teammate of Allen’s in Milwaukee during the 1998-99 season — when the elder Curry shot a career-best 47.6 percent from 3-point range while making 69 from beyond the arc.
The younger Curry and second-year shooting guard Klay Thompson went into the game with 474 combined 3-pointers, shattering the previous NBA record of 435 by Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson for the most by any tandem. Curry and Thompson added two apiece in the first half against the Blazers.