Stephen Curry Passes Jason Terry for No. 3 on NBA All-Time 3-Point List

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2019

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 11:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a 3-point shot against the Chicago Bulls on January 11, 2019 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry just moved one step closer to the top spot on the NBA's all-time three-pointers list.

Curry entered Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls two treys behind former Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry for No. 3 all-time. After hitting just one in the first half, he came out of the locker room ready to make history.

He matched Terry with a triple 93 seconds into the third quarter, and he then claimed third to himself on his next trip down the court.

This comes less than one week after he passed Kyle Korver of the Utah Jazz for fourth place.

Curry now has 2,283 career three-pointers, putting the two-time NBA MVP behind only Ray Allen (2,973) and Reggie Miller (2,560) in NBA history.

Since being drafted seventh overall in 2009, Curry has been the leader in the transformation of the NBA into a three-point league. Not only did he lead the league in three-pointers for five straight seasons (2012-17), but he owns four of the top five single-season performances from beyond the arc, including the top three spots. He is the only player in NBA history to hit 300 triples in a season—and he has done so twice. 

The 402 three-pointers he drained in 2015-16 remain an NBA record.

Since his breakout his 2012-13 campaign, Curry has made 200-plus three-pointers in each of the past six seasons. He is well on his way to doing so this season, even having been sidelined early on this season by a groin injury. The 30-year-old entered Friday ranked second in the league with 151 treys despite appearing in just 30 games.

If the five-time All-Star stays healthy, he is on pace to finish the season with approximately 357 three-pointers. That would not be enough to catch Miller this season, but it would put Curry in position to move into second during 2019-20. Curry could also potentially catch Allen next season, but as he sits nearly 700 makes behind, the 2020-21 season appears to be a more realistic target.

But with Curry's shooting, you never know.

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