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Warriors’ Stephen Curry breaks own NBA record by hitting 3-pointer in 158th consecutive game

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Here’s some irony for you: Stephen Curry has made 3-point history twice this season, despite it being, so far, the worst shooting year of his career. On Dec. 14, Curry, who turned the calendar shooting under 40 percent from 3, broke Ray Allen’s NBA record for career 3-pointers, of which he has now made over 3,000. 

Curry’s latest triple came in the first quarter vs. the Utah Jazz on Saturday. After missing his first three shots from the field (he’s shooting just 43 percent overall so far, which would also register as a career low), the Golden State Warriors guard extended his streak with at least one made 3-pointer to 158 games, breaking his own record, which had stood at 157 since November of 2016. 

Curry’s shooting struggles thus far are, of course, relative. Anyone else shooting 39 percent from 3 on the highest volume in history would be having a historic season. But Curry’s standards are different. 

For the month of December, Curry shot just 37 percent from 3. His streak nearly ended at 156 when he was held without a 3-pointer until the final seconds of the third quarter against Denver on Tuesday. 

This little shooting funk is likely to end soon. Not only is Curry the greatest shooter ever who is bound to snap out of it, but the return of Klay Thompson, which is near, will open up the court for him much more. Curry has been getting hounded all season by multiple defenders, although the same was true last season when he won the scoring title and shot 42 percent from 3. 

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