Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry tied an NBA record with 12 three-pointers made on Saturday night in his team's 121-118 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Matt Moore of CBS Sports.
Curry joined Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant as the only players to have made 12 three-point shots in a game.
He also hit the game-winning shot in overtime, sinking a three from nearly half court to earn the win.
Even his fellow NBA players were left amazed by the spectacle, including LeBron James (via ESPN):
As Steph Curry put on a show for the ages, incredulous tweets rolled in from across the NBA: https://t.co/ueiBvzKdB5 https://t.co/000etuEC9O2/28/2016, 6:33:46 AM
It wasn't the only record Curry reached on the night, as he's also now made 288 three-pointers on the season, breaking the mark for three-point shots made in a season he set last season with 286. The Warriors also clinched a playoff berth with their 53rd win, the fastest a team has ever assured a postseason berth in NBA history, topping the 1986 Boston Celtics by one day, per Moore.
The Warriors are now an incredible 55-5 on the season and within striking distance of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in the regular season.
Curry, 27, has been nothing short of brilliant in Golden State's historic season. He's averaging 30.7 points, 6.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game and is once again the front-runner for the MVP award, an honor he won for the first time last season.
Basketball writer Dick Weiss thinks Curry now exists in rarefied air:
Dick Weiss @HoopsWeiss
there has never been a long range shooter like steph curry. ever. @BlueStarMedia12/28/2016, 6:31:18 AM
After the game, his coach, Steve Kerr, compared Curry's drive to the great Michael Jordan.
"These guys are really competitive, more so than you'd think," Kerr said of the team and of Curry, per Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN.com. "I mean, you knew it with Jordan, because he played with an anger. Steph plays with joy, so maybe you don't see it as much. Steph inside is a killer. Really he is."
Curry, this season, is posting marks that Jordan himself never matched. And in the process, he's putting together one of the most amazing seasons in NBA history.
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