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Steph Curry first quarter masterclass saw him move closer to three-point record

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Steph Curry was in dominant form once again last night as he hit 51 points to help lift the Golden State Warriors past the Washington Wizards, 134-121.

In doing so, the NBA's reigning MVP equalled his career high for made three-pointers in a single game with 11 on the night.

It was Curry's efforts in the first quarter, however, that were truly staggering. In just twelve minutes of play, the league's biggest star moved up a full seven places in the standings for one particular all-time season ranking.

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As noted by sports writer Michael Schur, via his Ken Tremendous Twitter handle, coming into the game, Curry's 2015-16 form already had him ranked 21st in most made three-point shots in one season.

After his first quarter masterclass, the point guard had usurped seven names on the list to rank 14th - improving from 221 to 238 made threes and passing the likes of Kyle Korver (04-05), Ray Allen (01-02) and Reggie Miller (96-97) on the way.

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Adding four more over the course of the game, Curry now finds himself in tenth spot with 33 regular season games still to go. 

Record in sight

The 27-year-old is sinking threes at record-setting pace, and looks a sure-thing to break the all-time record of 286 three-pointers in a regular season.

The man who holds the title right now? You guessed it, Steph Curry himself.

In fact, if and when Curry does break the record this season, he will actually be the owner of the three most proficient three-point shooting seasons in the history of the game.

NBA fans: Should Steph Curry win both the MVP and MIP awards this season? Have your say in the comments below...

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