Curry Sets Record for Fewest Games Needed to Make 100 3-Pointers

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffDecember 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 2:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets on December 2, 2015 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made his 100th three-pointer of the season during Tuesday's 116-99 win over the Charlotte Hornets, setting a new NBA record for fewest games needed (20) to reach triple-digits, per NBA.com/Stats.

He obliterated the old mark of 30 games, set by future Hall of Famer Ray Allen for the 2001-02 Milwaukee Bucks.

Curry largely made his mark in the third quarter, matching his career-best mark of 28 points in a single quarter, which he previously set Oct. 31 in the team's season-opener against the New Orleans Pelicans, per GSWStats.

Perhaps most impressive, he scored all of Golden State's 24 points over the final seven minutes and 26 seconds of the quarter, per ESPN Stats & Info.

With the Warriors holding a commanding 93-72 lead at the end of the frame, Curry wasn't even needed in the fourth quarter, finishing his night with 40 points, three rebounds, five assists and five turnovers in 31 minutes, having made 14 of his 18 field-goal attempts and eight of his 11 three-point tries.

He has made eight or more three-pointers in four road games this season, setting a new NBA single-season record, even though the Warriors have only played on the road 10 times so far, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

Now sitting at exactly 32 points per game, Curry joins Allen Iverson (2005-06) as the only players in the last 20 years to average 32 or more points through the first 20 games of a season, per Elias Sports Bureau (via NBA.com/Stats).

And, from a team perspective, Golden State's point differential (+15.4) is the best through 20 games of a season in NBA history, besting the previous mark of 15.2 set by the 1969-70 New York Knicks, per NBA.com/Stats.

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