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Stephen Curry took just 78 seconds to tie NBA record vs the Heat

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Steph Curry scored 42 points on Wednesday night as he helped the Golden State Warriors edge out the Miami Heat and, as part of his monster night, the reigning MVP equalled an NBA record.

As you might expect with a 42 point game, Curry made his fair share of three-point shots. In fact, he was six-of-12 from beyond the arc - finishing with as many threes as the entire Heat roster.

Record in sight

The league's star point guard only needed to make one of his famous long-range shots, however, to put himself on course for history. After Wednesday's efforts, Curry is now level with the Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver for most consecutive games with a three-pointer.

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Curry, like Korver, has now connected on a three-point shot in 127 straight regular season games. You have to go all the way back to November 11, 2014 to find the last time the Warriors star didn't have a three in his stat line during the regular campaign.

The record is now within touching distance and, speaking before last night's game, even Curry recognised its significance.

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"That's a pretty outrageous number, I think," said the 27-year-old, via USA Today. "When I was talking about it last year, I knew where he was. I think I was at 40 or 45. And I remember hearing what his number was.

"That's crazy — every night you're hitting a 3. Whether you're shooting well or not, you're still finding a way to knock down at least one. The longevity of that record is pretty remarkable."

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Setting new standards

You would be brave to bet against the diminutive point guard taking the record outright when Golden State next take to the hardwood, against the Orlando Magic tonight.

It took Curry just 78 seconds to equal the record against Miami and his three-point form is showing no signs of slowing down as the season progresses.

As well as nearing Korver's achievement, Curry is well on course to break the overall record for most three-pointers in a season. After his six made shots last night, he is just 20 behind his own record of 286 with 26 games still to play.

Topics:
Kyle Korver
Atlanta Hawks
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry

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