Stephen Curry breaks the NBA Finals three-point record

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The Golden State Warriors and two-time MVP Steph Curry, in particular, had a forgetful night in Cleveland on Thursday as the Cavaliers tied the series to take the NBA Finals to a seventh and final game. 

Curry had a team-high 30 points and hit six three-pointers in the contest but inexplicably fouled out with 4:22 remaining in the fourth quarter. 

Having trailed for the entire game the Warriors began to mount a comeback in the second half, led by their superstar point guard, which prompted head coach Steve Kerr to leave him on the floor despite being in foul trouble. 

His trust in the three-point marksman didn't pay off and Kerr instead took his frustrations out on the officials post-game calling some of the calls "ridiculous".

Despite the bad night for the Warriors and Curry, the three-time All-Star, however, did have one positive to take away from Ohio.

The Dubs No.30 broke the record for three-pointers in the NBA Finals after hitting his 27th of the series. That surpasses the previous mark set by Danny Green of the San Antonio Sours in 2013.

Having obliterated every three-point record in the regular season, it comes as no surprise that the point guard has made more history with his incredible shooting ability from beyond the arc.

Curry could easily have reached the milestone much sooner than he has done, but he's uncharacteristically missed a number of open shots from downtown in the Finals which he is normally accustomed to making in his sleep.


The achievement, as great as it is, will be of little consolation to the unanimous MVP after Golden State suffered back-to-back defeats for just the second time this year and now face the prospect of becoming the first team to lose a Finals series having held a 3-1 lead.

The Oakland-based outfit should still be the favourites to win their second straight championship with the highly anticipated game seven to take place at the formidable Oracle Arena.  

But the Cavs and LeBron James have shown they are ready to fight to the finish to end the franchise's long wait for a title.   

The momentum is certainly with the Wine and Gold having won convincingly in their last two encounters which have seen King James drop 41 points in each of the two victories.  

It will be a terrific encounter for the neutrals and for basketball fans the world over to see the sport's two biggest superstars go head to head in a winner-takes-all scenario.

LeBron has outperformed Steph in the Finals for the second consecutive year, but as last season showed, only the winner is remembered. 

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