Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Steph Curry breaks NBA Finals record in leading Warriors to 2-0 series lead

Stephen Curry showed the world on Sunday night why many believe that, when he retires, he’ll be considered the greatest shooter in NBA history.

In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Curry hit a record nine 3-pointers, passing Ray Allen, who had eight threes in a 2010 Finals game for the Celtics against the Lakers.

“Regardless of how the season went, that’s a pretty cool deal to accomplish,” Curry said after the game. “I never woke up like ‘let’s go out and get nine threes and get the record.’ It’s more so just about playing the game the right way, having good intentions on the court and good things happen. Pretty special night and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins.”

Curry, who wears an Active Faith band with the inscription “In Jesus Name I Play,” says that breaking record for threes in a game means a lot to him.

“It means a lot. As I’ve gone throughout my career, I’ve been blessed to play,” Curry said. “Reggie (Miller) and Ray Allen are two names that always pop up at the top of that list, all the 3-point shooter lists. And so anytime you’re mentioned with those type of names, it’s pretty special.”

Golden State is two wins away from back-to-back NBA titles. The Finals now shift to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday. Tipoff for both contests is at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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