Curry sets record in 3-pt shooting
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.