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While Stephen Curry looks to set an NBA record and help the Golden State Warriors build some momentum heading into the playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers hope to avoid ending a disappointing season tied for the longest losing streak in franchise history.
On the verge of setting the mark for most 3-pointers in a season, Curry also can help the visiting Warriors hand the Trail Blazers a 13th consecutive loss in Wednesday night's regular-season finale.
Golden State (46-35) is headed to the postseason for the first time since 2007 and Curry is a big reason why. The fourth-year guard ranks among the NBA leaders, averaging a career-high 23.0 points and shooting 45.5 percent from 3-point range. He needs two more made 3s to break the NBA single-season record of 269 set by Ray Allen with Seattle in 2005-06.
"If you actually do the math on it, it's pretty crazy of a number,'' Curry said. "It's nice to be close. It means you're healthy and playing in pretty much every game and shooting the ball pretty well.''
After going 9 for 15 from beyond the arc and scoring 47 points in a 118-116 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Curry finished with 35 while going 7 of 13 from 3 in Monday's 116-106 win over San Antonio.
"He's in an unbelievable groove right now, and we just want to keep him that way for the playoffs,'' said teammate David Lee, who added 12 points and 11 rebounds against the short-handed Spurs.
With his ankle issues of the past no longer a problem, Curry also is averaging a career-high 6.9 assists and his average of 3.5 made 3-pointers per game leads the NBA. He's totaled 61 points and gone 10 of 20 from 3-point range in two games against the Trail Blazers (33-48) this season - both wins.
Golden State, which can record its first season sweep of Portland since 2005-06, will get the Western Conference's sixth seed with a win or with a Houston loss at the Lakers. A loss, coupled with a Rockets' victory, however, drops the Warriors to seventh.
The Trail Blazers are one defeat away from matching the club-record 13-game losing streak from Feb. 12-March 4, 1972. Portland, which started four rookies in Tuesday's 93-77 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, has dropped the last 12 by an average of 14.5 points.
Rookie Will Barton had a team-high 17 on Tuesday for Portland, which shot 41.1 percent and struggled to run to keep up with the Clippers' up-tempo pace.
"It was tough, but we had to try and keep more composed than what we were, but we couldn't seem to do that," Portland rookie forward Joel Freeland said.
Plagued by injuries to starters LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews, Portland also will try to end a franchise-record seven-game home skid in which opponents have averaged 105.9 points on 50.9 percent shooting.
One bright spot for the Trail Blazers continues to be guard Damian Lillard, who leads all rookies averaging 19.0 points and already topped Curry's NBA's single-season record for made 3-pointers by a rookie (166 in 2009-10) with a franchise-best 183.
Lillard, who was held to 12 points Tuesday, has totaled 53 and shot 9-of-15 from 3 against the Warriors. The Oakland native scored 37 and made 7 of 12 3-pointers in a 103-97 loss at Golden State on Jan. 11.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry set the record for 3-pointers in the second quarter of the team’s game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
Curry hit number 270 to surpass the Miami Heat’s Ray Allen, the previous holder of the record. Curry finished with 272 for the season.
Please click here to watch this video of Curry making history...
As the Golden State Warriors have reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006, Warriors guard Stephen Curry put together an impressive series of moves against the San Antonio Spurs last night.In the first quarter of play, Stephen was coming up the court on a transition play and ended up being matched-up with Spurs guard Gary Neal.Watch as Stephen loses Neal with an impressive...
So, Stephen Curry did what we all expected him to do Wednesday night in Portland by breaking Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point record. He eclipsed the mark on his second three midway through the second quarter. He added two more the rest of the night and set the new record at 272. The Hawks were not impressed. For some reason, their Twitter account chimed in with the following...
Going into the last regular season game of the year, Golden State Warrior’s point guard, Stephen Curry, went on a shooting spree to surpass Ray Allen’s single season 269 made 3-point shots. He finally obtained the record in the second quarter of the Golden State/Portland game by nailing his 270th 3-pointer of the year, setting a new NBA single season record. Though...
This has been the coming out season for Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry in the NBA. Currently averaging 23 ppg, 7 asts, and 4 rebs this season, Curry has put on a show almost every night he has stepped on the court. So watch the latest Curry highlight below as he makes the [...]
Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for 3-pointers in a season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors' game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
The shot with 6:49 left in the half put Curry in front of Ray Allen's mark of 269 set in 2005-06.
He made 16 3-pointers in the previous two games to close within one of Allen's record set...
One more to tie the record
Tonight in Oakland, in a game that the Warriors needed to avoid the Spurs (and certain doom) in the first round, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was within deep striking distance of Ray Allen's all-time three-point record. The Spurs did their usual routine of substituting liberally in a game they did not need to win, which is to say they threw in...
Stephen Curry is two shots shy of setting a new NBA standard, and the question circulating around the Golden State Warriors locker room ahead of the season finale at Portland on Wednesday night is when - not if - he will break Ray Allen's single-season record of 269 3-pointers.
''He should be done with that by the end of the first quarter,'' guard Jarrett Jack...
Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for 3-pointers in a
season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors'
game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry is two shots shy of setting a new NBA standard, and the question circulating around the Golden State Warriors locker room ahead of the season finale at Portland on Wednesday night is when — not if — he will break Ray Allen‘s single-season record of 269 3-pointers.
“He should be done with that by the end of the first quarter,” guard Jarrett...
Stephen Curry set a NBA single-season record for 3-pointers with 272 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-88 on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams.
It was the 13th straight loss for the Blazers, equaling the franchise record set in the 1971-72 season.
Curry surpassed Ray Allen's single-season 3-point total of 269 set in 2005-06. Needing...
Monday night’s game between the Spurs and the Warriors wasn’t even a quarter old before Stephen Curry hit Gary Neal with a few moves that had Neal on skates.I would attempt to explain what Curry hit Neal with, but I can’t do it any justice. Only the video below will do that.The post Stephen Curry put Gary Neal on skates last night appeared first on No Guts, No Glory.
The Spurs pretty much called it a season last night when they faced the Warriors as they sat Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Kawhi Leonard. Add the fact they also did not have Boris Diaw nor Manu Ginobili both out with injuries, it pretty much meant a loss for the Spurs and a nice win for the Warriors.
So with most of the Spurs out of action, it meant much playing time for the bench...
Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers to finish with 35 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the severely short-handed San Antonio Spurs 116-106 on Monday night.
Curry hit 7 of 13 shots from beyond the arc to move within one of Ray Allen's single-season record of 269 3-pointers set in 2005-06 with Seattle. Curry added eight rebounds and five assists to help the Warriors...