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Ray Allen’s record has finally fallen.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry officially surpassed Allen on Friday night, and has now made more 3-pointers throughout his career than anyone else in NBA history.
When it rains, it pours 💧
Stephen Curry now has the most combined regular & postseason threes in league history. pic.twitter.com/7h9KbXmvvD
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 13, 2021
Curry entered Friday night’s blowout 119-93 win over the Chicago Bulls trailing Allen’s record — which includes both the regular season and the playoffs — by a single 3-pointer.
He tied Allen with a bucket not even two minutes into the game, and then surpassed him with a contested shot from the top of the key over Alex Caruso.
With this three, Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for the most three pointers made all-time (including playoffs) 💦 pic.twitter.com/SXMLCKcmfL
— ESPN (@espn) November 13, 2021
Curry finished with a team-high 40 points while shooting 9-of-17 from behind the arc.
Allen finished his career with 3,358 made 3-pointers. Curry, who is in his 13th season, hit Allen’s mark in 585 fewer games. He entered Friday night’s game averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting better than 47% from behind the arc for his career.
Curry set the single-season record with 402 3-pointers made during the 2015-16 season, when he averaged 5.1 made shots from behind the arc per contest. Headed into Friday night, Curry was averaging five made 3-pointers per game this season — meaning he’s almost perfectly on pace to match that outing.
Though Curry still has a ways to go to pull that off once again — the Warriors are only 12 games into the season, after all — his game certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. At the rate he’s going, Curry should have this 3-point record locked down for a long, long time.