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Three record breakers in the first week of the new NBA season

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The first week of the NBA season has thrown up a fair few surprises and more importantly, some milestones.

Sure, LeBron James recorded the first triple-double on the opening night since 2006, but nothing that the leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers does anymore should surprise anyone.

There have been three other record breakers this week and they all deserve to be highlighted. Whether the records belong to a franchise or the league, they are still setting a furious pace with the season barely a week old.

Stephen Curry

Following the Golden State Warriors' first win of the season over the New Orleans Pelicans, superstar guard Stephen Curry reached a milestone that many had suspected he would.

The first-ever and reigning unanimous MVP is the fastest player to reach 1,600 career threes, surpassing Ray Allen in the process.

Allen was certainly one of the greatest perimeter threats the game has ever seen. And yet, Curry was able to reach Allen's total in almost 200 fewer games than

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans

It took the Warriors No. 30 497 games to make 1,600 threes compared to Allen's previous record of 693, and at just 28-years-old, Curry can basically re-write every three-point record there is by the time he is done.

Damian Lillard

Dame Dolla exploded last night against the Denver Nuggets with 37 points, seven assists and three steals.

After his All-Star snub last season, the Portland Trail Blazer has been on a tear ever since. He took his omission personally and given that he averaged 25.1 points and 6.8 assists last campaign, it's still quite baffling how he was passed over.

He has started this campaign with the same determination and drive that he ended the last with, and in doing so, he has become the first ever Trail Blazer to score 100 points through the first three games of a season.

Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Game Five

You could say, he is a Trail Blazer (sorry), and with some of the fine players who have played for this franchise in the past - LaMarcus Aldridge, Bill Walton, Zach Randolph and Scottie Pippen - his accomplishment is no small feat.

Anthony Davis

The Brow is a man who is destined for the very top - that is not news to many people. However, just how good he is at only 23-years-old almost defies logic.

On opening night, the New Orleans Pelicans man dropped 50 points on the Denver Nuggets in addition to 16 rebounds, seven steals and four blocks - and the Pelicans still lost.

The forward is already a three-time All-Star and has been the blocks leader in the league on two separate occasions.

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans

Incredibly, though, this isn't the first time that Davis has posted such huge numbers. He went north of 50 last season when he sunk 59 points against the Detroit Pistons in addition to a monstrous 20 boards.

His season was shut down only a few weeks later so he could have lingering knee and shoulder issues repaired, but now that he is back fit and healthy, he seems destined to have a huge season.

Topics:
Damian Lillard
Portland Trail Blazers
Northwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
New Orleans Pelicans
Southwest Division
Anthony Davis

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