Golden State Warriors’ sharpshooting point guard Stephen Curry is on the verge of making NBA history in their season finale versus the Portland Trailblazers tonight.
Curry currently stands just two shots shy of breaking Ray Allen’s single-season record of 269 3-pointers.
The question has really become when, not if, Curry will break the record.
“He should be done with that by the end of the first quarter,” guard Jarrett Jack said.
Jack’s comments might seem bold, but not when you consider the fact that Curry is making 3.5 shots beyond the arc this season at an incredible 45.5 percent, to compliment his career-high 23.0 points per game.
Golden State currently sits in the sixth seed in the Western Conference and can clinch that position with a win in Portland tonight. The Warriors will be seeing the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs if they do indeed clinch the sixth spot.
Golden State is currently one game ahead of the Houston Rockets, who will finish their season against the Kobe-Bryant-less Lakers.
Curry admitted that he does want to break the record, but that the biggest problem for him all night might be just the thought of surpassing Allen. Thinking about making history during every shot might distract the superstar.
“You just hope it happens. Obviously, I know about it,” Curry said. “You just try to play your game, and obviously shooting the ball is a part of it. I’m not going to force it. But it’d be nice to do it.”
It seemed like Curry was going to end up just shy of the record this season, but after hitting 16 3-pointers over the past two games, he jumped himself right back into the conversation.
All eyes will be watching Curry tonight to see if he can launch himself into NBA history. The Warriors don’t want to get too caught up though, as a win in Portland is almost necessary tonight.