Steph Curry broke the Warriors’ NBA record for threes made in a season, finishing with 272 on the night as his Golden State team cruised to a 100-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.
Curry moved within one trey of Kobe Bryant’s NBA record, which he set in 2013-14. Bryant’s mark stands at 286. The five-time MVP has 10 games left to hit the record.
He has started to build momentum lately, including his 83-point triple-double against Charlotte last Thursday and Tuesday’s game against Portland, where the Warriors won 115-109 in double overtime.
To put into perspective how good Curry is at this, consider he has now scored over 100 points in back-to-back games in the NBA.
Steph Curry is alone in scoring at least 100 points in back-to-back games in NBA history. No other player has done so more than once. pic.twitter.com/BReCBc05VT — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 31, 2017
Klay Thompson also scored 35 points in the victory. Thompson has 33 points in the last two games.
Draymond Green scored 19 points to help the Warriors match their second-best start since 1960-61, when they posted a 14-2 record, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The next-best run was when the team started out 12-1 under Bill Russell in 1951-52.
Curry scored 14 points in the first quarter, but the lead never cracked double digits as Portland shot just 15-for-44 from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
The Warriors do have their ups and downs when going up against the Blazers. Kevin Durant was ejected in a 142-135 loss in Portland on Nov. 13.
In Durant’s absence, the Warriors went on to lose two straight to the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers.