By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
History has been made at the Madison Square Garden (MSG).
Needing only two three-point shots needed to pass Ray Allen for the all-time NBA leader in three-pointers made, Stephen Curry quickly achieved the prestigious record after burying a long bomb from the right elbow with 7:33 remaining in the opening frame.
Curry celebrated and screamed in joy as he was embraced by the thousands in attendance in New York.
The superstar point guard passed Allen’s 2,973 converted three-pointers during his 789th regular-season game played – 511 games fewer than the former champion with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.
Moments after he was congratulated by his teammates and coaching staff on the Warriors’ bench, Curry rushed his way into Allen’s seat and hugged him as the top two three-point shooters of the NBA had their emotional moment.
What made the game more special was Curry’s scintillating performance to lead his team to victory against a gritty Knicks team, 105-96.
Curry led all Golden State players with 22 huge points, three rebounds, and three assists including five made treys.
The win also helped them secure the no.1 spot in the Western Conference with 23 wins and five losses while the Phoenix Suns sit at no. 2 with 22 wins and five losses.