Golden State Warriors’ star Stephen Curry broke the NBA record for three-point field goals made in his team’s 119-93 win over the Chicago Bulls Friday night.
The record was previously held by Hall of Famer Ray Allen at 3,358.
With nine three-pointers on Friday night, Curry moved to 3,366.
Curry’s rapid ascent to the top of the three-point chart is emblematic of two things: his exceptional skill and a league-wide change to more long-range shooting.
Through 13 seasons in the league, Curry has shot a staggering 43% on threes while shooting 8.7 per-game.
This season, Curry is taking more threes than ever before at 13.3 per game.
Curry’s three-point dominance almost seems absurd at this point.
It goes without saying, but if Klay Thompson returns to the floor healthy, the Warriors will be a dangerous opponent in the Western Conference playoffs.