Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry eclipsed Ray Allen’s all-time record for NBA three-pointers Warriors beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The 33-year-old needed one three-point success on the night to equal the mark of 2,973 set by NBA legend Ray Allen.
He got to 2,974 in the first quarter, and made five in all on the night.
Curry, whose remarkable shooting range has revolutionized the NBA in his 13-year tenure, matched Allen’s record with his 2,973rd career three-pointer.
It came on his first shot of the clash with the New York Knicks, less than two minutes into the contest, and had the crowd on its feet.
He then missed a chance at breaking the record, but with 7:33 remaining in the opening period, Anthony Wiggins kicked the ball to him from the paint and he swished in number 2,974, letting out a yell as teammates celebrated with him and the New York crowd cheered.
“I appreciate so much the way the fans embraced the moment with me and let me get kind of lost in it,” said Curry.
“There was a lot of emotion for sure because I know how much work has gone into this, dreaming big from the time I first picked up a basketball,” Curry said.
Curry beat his chest as he celebrated his moment of history and then hugged his father Dell, a former NBA player.
He eclipsed the 2,973 mark in his 789th career game, while Allen – who had set the record in 2011 – achieved his old benchmark in 1,300 appearances.