Stephen Curry breaks record of being the highest three point shooter

Stephen Curry received plaudits from across the NBA after breaking the league’s three-point record as the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

The 33-year-old needed one three-point success on the night to equal the mark of 2,973 set by NBA legend Ray Allen.

He got to 2,974 in the first quarter, and made five in all on the night.

The NBA’s record for 3-pointers made hasn’t changed hands much over the years.

In 2005, Reggie Miller retired with a total of 2,560 3-pointers to his name, setting the record for the most all-time.

It wasn’t until Feb. 10, 2011 that Allen surpassed Miller to become the NBA’s leader in 3-pointers made. Allen retired in 2014 with 2,973 career 3-pointers.

Allen and Miller ranked first and second, respectively, until Curry passed Miller on Jan. 23, 2021.

The other active players in the top 10 in 3-pointers made are Brooklyn’s James Harden and Portland’s Damian Lillard.

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