Warriors’ Steph Curry will play Monday vs. Pacers, needs seven 3-pointers to break Ray Allen’s record


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Steph Curry’s pursuit of the NBA’s all-time record for 3-pointers is the big story in the NBA world right now. Ever since Curry got within a few dozen of Ray Allen’s career total of 2,973 3-pointers, everyone has been trying to figure out exactly when he’ll break the mark. 

There was an off chance that Curry would get it done Saturday night, as he entered the Golden State Warriors’ matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers needing 10 triples to set the record. He didn’t even come close. With Matisse Thybulle playing tremendous defense, Curry was limited to 18 points on 6 of 20 from the field, and made just three 3’s in the Warriors’ loss. 

That leaves Curry seven triples shy of rewriting the history books, which is definitely doable in one game for Curry. That means it could happen on Monday night in Indiana, as Curry will play against the Pacers. There was some speculation that the Warriors would rest Curry in Indiana ahead of a matchup with the Knicks in New York on Tuesday night, but that won’t be the case. 

Curry has played in all 25 of the Warriors’ games this season and averages more than 34 minutes per performance. Fresh off of a relatively poor performance against the Sixers in Philadelphia, it’s safe to say that Curry will be looking for a bounce-back game. That could be bad news for the Pacers. 

“There’s obviously a lot of attention on it which is well-deserved, it’s an all-time NBA record, and it’s one that’s been standing for 10, 11 years,” Curry said of approaching the all-time record. “So I appreciate the attention on it and it will happen when it happens. You got to continue to try and win games in the process.”  

If Curry doesn’t break Allen’s record in Indiana, he’s likely to do so the following night in New York. One way or another, the record will soon belong to him. 



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