Stephen Curry Breaks James Harden's NBA Record for Most 3-Pointers in a Month

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2021

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) takes a 3-point shot over Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, April 25, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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It seems inevitable that every NBA record regarding three-point shooting will eventually belong to Stephen Curry.

The Golden State Warriors star continued his red-hot April by drilling his 83rd triple of the month during Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings. Monte Poole of NBC Sports noted Curry passed James Harden for the most three-pointers in a month.

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Steph from the PARKING LOT 😱 His 83rd three of April, the most in a single month in NBA history ☔️ https://t.co/bctBnSbKll

The seven-time All-Star holds the record for the most triples in a season (402) and has made the second-most in league history (2,761). He has more games with double-digit three-pointers this month (four) than games with fewer than four three-pointers (two).

He entered play averaging 38.2 points per game in April and is keeping the Warriors afloat in the Western Conference playoff race. It felt fitting that he made Sunday's record-breaking shot from well beyond the arc, as he has tilted opposing defenses with his ability to pull up from anywhere.

While Curry will continue to add to his record with two more games in April, the biggest question is whether he will be shooting from the outside in the playoffs.

His Warriors are 31-30 and 10th in the Western Conference, 4.5 games ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans for the final play-in tournament spot.