Stephen Curry becomes the first player to reach 300 three-point shots in a season

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Stephen Curry wrote his name into the record books once again on Monday night as he inspired the Golden State Warriors to victory against the Orlando Magic.

Coming off the back of their surprising loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, where Curry managed just one three-point shot from ten attempts, the reigning MVP was back at his best to finish with 41 points at the Oracle Arena. 

The 27-year-old came out hot against the Eastern Conference opposition and had 14 points at the half, including four buckets from deep. 

In the third quarter, he made history by becoming the first ever player to reach 300 three-point shots in a single season, and he did it in style. 

With just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Curry faced up Ersan Ilyasova and nailed a three despite the Turkish forward having a hand right in his face. 

It was a night when the Warriors also made history as a team, eclipsing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls and setting a new record for winning consecutive home games in the regular season. It was their 45th straight win in the Bay and surpassed Michael Jordan and Co.'s best of 44.

Curry previously broke his own record for the number of three-point shots in a single season during the win against the Oklahoma City Thunder in late February. 

In his MVP and ring-winning year, the Ohio native finished with 286 buckets from deep but surpassed that record with 24 games remaining and looks on course to reach the 400 mark before the end of the regular season.

Curry has also continued his streak of consecutive games with a three-point field goal. Having broken Kyle Korver's record of 127 straight outings during the road win in Orlando last month, the run now stands at 133 consecutive games with a bucket from deep. 

Curry has also tied the single-game record for shots from behind the arc; hitting 12 during the overtime win over the Thunder. It only seems a matter of time before he adds that achievement to his collection. 

The Warriors are still chasing the record that everybody has been speaking about since their incredible 24-0 start to the season; the '95-'96 Chicago Bulls' 72-10 finish.

Dub Nation are one game ahead of where the Bulls were at this stage in their history defining campaign and face just six more road trips during their remaining 20 games.

However, two of those games come against the San Antonio Spurs, who are in the midst of their own franchise-best year. They also face Gregg Popovich and his men one more time at the Oracle Arena. 

It has been an incredible 2015-16 for Curry and the Warriors, and they will be hoping their incredible form brings a repeat of last year's Finals success.

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