Steph Curry is quite close to surpass Ray Allen and become the all-time leading three-point shooter in the history of the NBA. Prior to the game vs Philadelphia, the Warriors’ superstar needed 10 threes to complete the milestone.
Even though everyone was waiting to see Curry beating the record in Philadelphia, the Sixers did everything in their power to stop the Warriors’ superstar from going off.
In the 93-102 Saturday’s loss to the Sixers, Curry had a poor shooting night with 6-of-20 shooting from the field and 3- of-14 from beyond the arc.
In the post-game presser, Curry dismissed the notion that he was pressured from beating the record, as an explanation for his offensive struggles.
“Nah, if you take away the context of these last couple of games I’ve played the exact same way, just gotta make shots and understand that the opposition is not going to want that to happen on their own floor, and they defend accordingly, so I think for the most part, try to keep it out of my head and just play basketball and just take the shots I normally take and play the game like I normally do,” Curry said.
“You know, there is obviously a lot of attention on it, which is well deserved because it’s an all-time NBA record and one that has been standing for 10-11 years, so I appreciate the attention on it, it will happen when it happens, gotta continue to try and win games in the process.”
Curry needs seven more threes to surpass Ray Allen in the NBA’s all-time three-point list. He will have the chance to beat the record in the Warriors’ next two games, a pair of back-to-backs against Indiana and New York on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.