Stephen Curry hits historic 400th three-pointer of the season

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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors made unprecedented steps on Wednesday night to close out the NBA regular season.

The reigning NBA champions cemented their place in the annals of NBA history when they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 in their final game of the regular season.

This now means that they have eclipsed the phenomenal Chicago Bulls' record from the 1995-96 season of 72-10 with a sensational 73-9.

Stephen Curry - the reigning MVP and favourite to retain the award - has been a key figure behind Golden State's success. He finished the season as the league's leading scorer with an average of 30.1 a game and also finished the joint-leader for steals in the league.

However, his penchant from three-point range has really captured the imagination of NBA fans everywhere. No one has ever seen someone with such deadly precision from behind the arc before, and certainly not on such a consistent basis.

Curry dropped 10 three-point efforts in the blowout win over the injury-ridden Grizzlies and took his season total to 402 in the process. Just to emphasise how impressive that is, no player in NBA history had ever made 300 in a season before this term.

He also managed this feat in 79 appearances this campaign, which equates to over five three-point bombs a game that are guaranteed for the Warriors.

After the game, the Warriors point guard spoke about how he found his rhythm last night and how much fun he had, even under pressure.

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"At a certain point, about eight minutes in the first quarter, I was able to toe the line a couple times, knock it down and things started to flow," Curry said. "I was searching for it at that point because I made a couple. Kind of let it come to me and then have some fun with it."

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Curry has four games with at least 10 three-pointers this season; no one else in NBA history has that many games with 10 three-pointers in a career.

It's become typical that in order for the Warriors to make history, Curry has to keep re-writing the history books himself.

In regards to the regular season record, Steve Kerr said after their victory at the Oracle Arena that he hoped the fans didn't have even higher expectations night season in light of this year's triumphs.

"It's a great way to finish off what was an amazing regular season," Kerr said. "I just told our guys I never in a million years would have guessed that that record would ever be broken. I thought it was like DiMaggio's hit streak, really.

"I was wrong, but I will say the same thing now that I said 20 years ago, `I don't think this one will ever be broken.' Somebody's got to go 74-8. I don't see it, and I hope our fans aren't expecting that next year."

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