NBA history is set to fall Tuesday night courtesy of Stephen Curry.
Allen made 2,973 three-pointers in his NBA career and it took him 1,300 games.
Curry is at 2,972 in just 788 games and counting.
A historic night in The Garden 🗽
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And Curry, given he doesn’t have an uncharacteristically bad night, will set the record at Madison Square Garden as his Golden State Warriors take on the New York Knicks.
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Curry may have gotten ahead of himself last week trying to break the record.
"I'm resting Steph tomorrow" 😂
Steve Kerr joked that he'd rest Curry, who’s two three-pointers shy of breaking Ray Allen's record, at MSG today. pic.twitter.com/mu3jwCxyAQ
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He was trying to set the record at home before a road trip and chucked up 17 three-point attempts last Wednesday against Portland.
He made six of those, and the record-seeking quest went out on the road.
Curry added three Saturday night in a loss to Philadelphia and five more Monday against Indiana in a two-point win.
Making two is nothing for Curry.
The last time he failed to reach two in a game was back on November 21 against Toronto when he finished with only 12 points.
Those nights are few and far between for Curry.
The focus now turns to how many three-pointers he can make throughout the rest of his career.
He should easily approach and eclipse 4,000 given he keeps up his current pace for several more seasons.
As long as he is healthy, and the Warriors are trying to win, Curry is going to be the focal point on offense.
And given he is the best shooter in NBA history, he is on a path like Tom Brady in the NFL where they may be no limit to the records that can be set.