Stephen Curry became the first ever player in NBA history to make eight or more 3-pointers in three consecutive games, shooting nine in the Golden State Warriors’ 147-140 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.
Curry scored an explosive 41 points in his 35-minute appearance out of which 23 came from a frantic third quarter. He made six 3-pointers in the last 4:05 of the same quarter. His seven consecutive 3s in the third quarter are the most he has made in a game.
The 30-year-old finished 9-of-17 from 3-pointers, the most attempts he had made this season. He had three assists and five rebounds as the Warriors totally dismantle the Pelicans at the Oracle Arena.
Pelicans made a good start, with Nikola Mirotic collecting 21 points in the first-half and Anthony Davis made 16 and 11 rebounds.
Kevin Durant added 30 points, including two doubles for the Warriors. He had 4 assists and 15 rebounds, while Draymond Green made 17, 14 assists, and six rebounds. Green made four 3-pointers for the first time since March of 2018
The win in Oakland was Warriors’ sixth in a row, improving to 31-14 in the top of the Western Conference. They will travel to the south to face their Pacific Division rivals Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.