Stephen Curry Hits Career-High 7 Three-Pointers in 1st Quarter vs. Wizards

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2016

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) runs down court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The Warriors defeated the Knicks 116-95. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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After the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors' matchup with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, reigning MVP Stephen Curry was on pace to hit the century mark all by himself. He finished the quarter 9-of-10 from the field for 25 points.

Curry also went 7-of-8 from three-point range, with the seven made three-pointers a career high for a single quarter, per Fox Sports Live:

According to the Warriors' Twitter account, Curry's teammate Klay Thompson owns the franchise record for most threes in a quarter (nine), which came in his 37-point outburst in the third quarter of a 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Seemingly everything went right for the Curry early on against the Wizards. This sequence with a little over three minutes left in the opening frame, courtesy of the NBA, sums up the fortunes of both the Warriors point guard and his opponents. Not only does Curry steal the ball, but he also turns around and immediately drains a 28-foot jumper:

This tweet from Complex's Russ Bengtson explains Curry's hot start:

Thompson fell one three-pointer short of tying Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant's NBA record for most threes in a game (12). Even if Curry sits out most of the fourth quarter, matching Marshall and Bryant's mark is well within reach, and he could easily surpass it if he so chooses.

Whether or not Curry sets the record, it's only a matter of time before he does something else outstanding to attract the gaze of basketball fans across the country.