Steph Curry passes Reggie Miller on 3-point list
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry surpassed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller for second-most three-pointers in NBA history, reaching the milestone early in the third quarter of Saturday’s 127-108 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Curry finished with 24 points and five three-pointers, and now has 2,562 threes in his career. He is now 411 three-pointers behind Ray Allen (2,973) for the most in NBA history.
Asked what it felt like to pass Miller, Curry said: “It is special. I tried to enjoy it in the middle of the game because I knew it was on the horizon. I looked up to him growing up. I emulated a lot of things he did.”
The record-breaking three came on his first basket of the second half. Curry drove into the lane, passed the ball out to Draymond Green on the wing, shifted to the corner and nailed the shot off a quick feed from Green.
Donovan Mitchell led a balanced and explosive offensive for the red-hot Jazz with 23 points, and seven rebounds in 27 minutes of playing time.
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