Curry Ties Korver's Record for Consecutive Games with 3-Pointer

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 25, 2016

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry matched an NBA record when he hit his first three-point shot in Wednesday's eventual 118-112 road win over the Miami Heat, tying Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver's mark of 127 consecutive regular-season appearances with at least one three-pointer made, per NBA on Twitter.

Curry ultimately hit six of his 12 attempts from beyond the arc in the contest, finishing with 42 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and a steal, though he did turn the ball over seven times.

He's made at least one three-pointer in every game since Nov. 11, 2014 and is now poised to surpass Korver's record during Thursday's matchup with the Orlando Magic.

Given that he's made 4.9 three-pointers per game on 10.8 attempts this season, Curry is all but assured of taking sole possession of the record that Korver originally set between Nov. 4, 2012 and March 2, 2014.

After breaking his own single-season record by making 286 three-pointers in 2014-15, Curry is well on his way to obliterating the mark yet again, having connected on 266 treys while playing in 54 of his team's 56 games.

Even accounting for the likelihood that he'll be rested for some late-season games, the 27-year-old sharpshooter has a real shot at making 350 three-pointers by the end of the campaign.

He may also break George McCloud's record of 678 three-point attempts in a single season, having thus far attempted a whopping 584.

Of course, Curry has made 45.5 percent of those tries while playing on a historically good team, whereas McCloud hit just 37.9 percent for a woeful 1995-96 Dallas Mavericks squad that finished at 26-56.