Curry sets record in 3-pt shoot­ing

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OR­LANDO, Florida—Stephen Curry scored 51 points and set a Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA) record with a three­p­ointer in his 128th con­sec­u­tive game, as the Golden State War­riors beat the Or­lando Magic, 130-114, on Thurs­day night.

A night af­ter scor­ing 42 in a six-point vic­tory at Mi­ami, Curry made 20- of-27 shots from the field, go­ing 10- of-15 on three­p­oint­ers. The War­riors pulled away in the clos­ing min­utes of the third quar­ter, with Curry bank­ing in a 44-foot shot at the buzzer for a 99-91 lead.

The reign­ing Most Valu­able Player topped 50 points for the third time this sea­son, the first player to do it that many times since LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in 2008-2009.

Curry sur­passed Kyle Korver’s mark of 127 straight games with a three, which he tied while mak­ing six threes at Mi­ami on Wed­nes­day night.

The War­riors im­proved to 52-5, the best 57- game start in league his­tory. The 19951996 Chicago Bulls won 51 of their first 57 on the way to fin­ish­ing 72-10.

Evan Fournier led Or­lando with 20 points. Nikola Vuce­vic had 17 points and nine re­bounds.

Else­where on Thurs­day, it was Golden State 130, Or­lando 114; Bos­ton 112, Mil­wau­kee 107; New Or­leans 123, Ok­la­homa City 119; Brook­lyn 116, Phoenix 106; Hous­ton 119, Port­land 105; and San An­to­nio 96, Utah 78.

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