In the Golden State Warriors’ 146-109 blowout win over the Chicago Bulls, Stephen Curry climbed up the ladder on the league’s all-time 3-pointers made leaderboard.
The Warriors started the second half of the NBA season on a strong note, beating the Chicago Bulls 146-109. While Klay Thompson sparkled in the first half for the Warriors (24 points), with this three in the third quarter, Curry passed Jason Terry (2,282) for the third spot.
2011 NBA Champion Terry did it in 1410 regular season games, however, Curry surpassed him by making more three’s in just 656 regular season games.
Curry had previously passed Kyle Korver this season for the fourth spot on this chart, but it will most likely take him another season before he reaches Reggie Miller (2,560) for the second spot on this list. Ray Allen is at the No. 1 spot with 2,973 three-pointers made in 1300 regular season games.
All Warriors starters scored in the first 10 minutes of the game, and the team led this one from start to finish. Golden States’ bigs were active early; Draymond Green ended the first quarter with five rebounds and three assists, while Kevon Looney chipped in with four rebounds and two assists of his own.
Klay Thompson got off to an especially hot start, finishing the first quarter with 11 points and hitting his first three 3-point attempts on the team’s first three possessions, guiding the Warriors to a 43-17 lead over Chicago at the end of the period. It marked the team’s eighth 40-point quarter this season, one of those coming from their previous meeting with the Bulls on October 29th.
- Curry finished the game with 28 points, eight assists, and five rebounds on 62.5% shooting from the field and 45.5% (5-of-11) from beyond the arc. Klay, who did most of his damage in the first quarter, recorded 30 for the night on 55.6% shooting and making 7 three’s on 11 attempts.
With the splash brothers catching fire, the two-time reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant had a relatively easy night, putting 22 points, five assists and four rebounds on 63.6% shooting in 29 minutes.
As a team, the Warriors shot 57.6% from the field, 46.2% from beyond the arc and recorded 37 assists on their 53 made field goals.
In the process, Golden State handed the Chicago Bulls their sixth straight loss. The visitors had four players score in double figures led by Zach LaVine, who had 29 on 62.5% shooting.
Scoring 109 points while shooting 44.9% from the field and making three’s at a 45.0% clip with just 13 turnovers, the Bulls’ performance wasn’t particularly bad. They just came against the unstoppable Warriors’ offense, fueled by the Splash brothers, that finished the night with 146 points.
The points tally of 146 is Golden State’s second-highest of the season, behind their 149-point night in Chicago when Klay broke the record for most three’s in a single game (14).