History is on the horizon.
Warriors star Stephen Curry is just seven 3-pointers away from passing Ray Allen as the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader, and it just might come tonight in Golden State’s matchup with the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
Curry went into last week’s game against the Trail Blazers needing 16 3-pointers to break the record, and because you can never count him out, Curry actually had people believing he might make it happen. He shot 6-for-17 from 3-point range in that one, moving even closer to the record.
In the Warriors’ next game against the 76ers, Curry was 10 3-pointers shy, a much more achievable number. But a cold shooting night, going 3-for-14 from 3-point range, saw him come up short again, leading him to the deficit he faces tonight.
Will Curry knock down seven 3s against the Pacers and make history? Follow along with us to find out.
Stephen Curry 3-point record tracker: Live score, stats and updates, from Warriors vs. Pacers
9:21 p.m.: Credit to Malcolm Brogdon, who produces some superb defense on Curry to force him into an extrememly difficult corner three and hits the front rim. Pacers are still leading by five points with under four minutes to play.
9:20 p.m.: Curry checks back into the game with 4:26 remaining and Indiana leading 96-91. Could a Curry scoring explosion lift Golden State to a road win?
9:08 p.m.: The Warriors just haven’t been able to get over the hump in this one. They still trail 89-84 with 8:58 remaining in the game. Curry is taking a quick rest, and is now 4-for-11 from three after another miss.
End of the third: Warriors 80, Pacers 84
8:58 p.m.: Can Steph hit three triples in the fourth? Of course, Steve Kerr won’t agree, but the result of the game feels like the sideshow to history tonight. Curry leads the Warriors on 21 points, including a 4-for-10 mark from beyond the arc.
8:52 p.m.: Give him another one! Curry drills one from DEEP and the arena is buzzing! He has four for the night and is just three from the record. Pacers lead 81-78 with 1:07 left in the third.
8:42 p.m.: Curry misses his next attempt and heads to the bench. He shakes his head as he takes a seat. He is now 3-for-9 from long range on the night.
8:40 p.m.: Curry drills No. 3! A wide open attempt from the left wing hits nothing but net and suddenly the record feels very much within range…
8:38 p.m.: The Warriors had tied things up but a 6-0 run for Indiana has opened up a 65-59 lead for the home team. Outside of Curry news, Draymond Green has four fouls with still 8:34 to play in the third.
8:31 p.m.: We are underway in the second half. Can Steph knock down the five threes he needs for history?
Halftime: Warriors 47, Pacers 55
8:16 p.m.: It’s halftime in Indy. The Warriors have been sluggish overall, but all eyes remain on Steph’s pursuit of Ray Allen. Curry finished the first half 2-for-7 from long range in his total of 13 points.
8:13 p.m.: Splash! Curry drills his second triple of the night..this time curling to the right wing. He is five away from history!
8:11 p.m.: Back-to-back turnovers for Steph Curry and the weird first half continues for Golden State. Curry is still on 10 points on 1-for-6 shooting from long range. Indiana lead 48-44 with 1:26 to play in the second quarter. Sabonis has 14 points and five rebounds for the Pacers.
8:03 p.m.: Curry leads all scorers for Golden State with 10 points. But…he is just 1-for-6 from long range. He’s now on the sidelines with the trainers getting stretched out. Scores are locked at 40 with 4:18 to play in the half.
7:53 p.m.: There it is! Curry drills a straightaway triple and he’s on the board from long range. Warriors trail 36-32 with 8:00 to play in the first half.
7:49 p.m. It’s been an incredibly sloppy start to the second quarter for Golden State. They now trail 36-27 with 9:16 to play in the second. Steph is 0-for-3 from long range and the Warriors are 0-for-7 overall.
End of the first: Warriors 25, Pacers 29
7:42 p.m.: It ws an uneventful opening for those tuning in to watch Steph Curry. He has five points but is 0-for-2 from long range through the first quarter.
7:20 p.m.: Curry is on the board with a miraculous reverse finish around Sabonis. He is 0-for-1 from three after missing a wide open attempt.
7:18 p.m.: Golden State have been frustrated early with Draymond Green and Steve Kerr picking up technical fouls in the opening three minutes. Curry is yet to attempt a shot with 8:40 to play in the first.
7:11 p.m.: We are underway in Indy! Jordan Poole jacks up the first shot of the night, missing a three.
7:06 p.m.: There are plenty of Warriors fans in the house for this one. Both Curry and Dramond Green get loud cheers as they are introduced in the starting lineup. We are just minutes from tip in Indiana!
Warriors vs. Pacers start time
Date: Monday, Dec. 13
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
The Warriors-Pacers game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
How to watch Warriors vs. Pacers
TV: NBA TV, NBC Sports Bay Area (California), Bally Sports Indiana (Indiana)
Streaming: NBA League Pass
When do the Warriors play next?
If Stephen Curry doesn’t break the record tonight, his next opportunities will be…
|Tuesday, Dec. 14||at Knicks||7:30 PM|
|Friday, Dec. 17||at Celtics||7:30 PM|
|Saturday, Dec. 18||at Raptors||7:30 PM|