New York – Reuters
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry broke the NBA 3-pointer record on Wednesday, scoring 22 points in a 105-96 win over the New York Knicks.
Cree executed his 2974 3-pointer in the first quarter, breaking Ray Allen’s record.
Cree achieved the achievement in his 789th game in the preliminary round, faster than Allen, who played 1,300 matches in the preliminary round, by more than six full seasons.
Cree, who won the league three times and the best player in the competition twice, celebrated the achievement after the throw, as the match was stopped for a few minutes, and Curry exchanged hugs and handshakes with his teammates and coach Steve Kerr and Allen, who sat on the side of the field.
Kerr handed an award to Cree, who immediately gave it to his father, former player Del Cree, and they exchanged a warm hug at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Cree entered the match needing only two successful three-pointers to break Allen’s number in the preliminary round, and the audience in the stadiums filled to the brim waited for the achievement in the first minutes of the match.
Cree wasted no time, as he succeeded in his first shot of the match and failed in the second before breaking the record on the next shot.
Former player Reggie Miller is third on the list with 2,560 three-pointers, and he held the record since 1998 until Allen broke it in the 2010-2011 season.
Cree (33 years old), who is in his 13th season, is considered by many to be the best shooter in the history of the league, with an average score of 27 points per game.
The Warriors achieved their fourth victory in five matches and improved their tally to 23 victories against five defeats at the top of the Western Division.
Cree’s score was the highest for his team, while Julius Randle scored 31 points for the Knicks, who lost for the fourth time in a row and seventh in eight games.
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