Stephen Curry touched Kyle Korver’s record on Wednesday night during the game versus Miami Heat. The reigning MVP notched up three-pointers in his 128th straight game on Thursday to set a new NBA landmark.
Who can stop Curry? Kobe Bryant thinks the defending MVP is the toughest man to guard. From the left wing, Stephen Curry scored a 26-foot jumper with only 5:45 remaining in the first quarter against the Orlando Magic on Thursday. Curry scored nine more three-pointers, falling two short of the NBA record in one game. Golden State Warriors won 130-114 to improve to 51-5, according to ESPN.
“Kyle Korver is a great shooter,” Curry said after setting the milestone. “It’s nice to pass his record.”
Curry has also set up a new record of three highest single seasons of three’s with 276 three-pointers this season with his 10 on Thursday. He held the previous record of 272, as reported by Morning News USA on Thursday. He is now 10 shy of his highest three’s in a season he set up last season.
When asked earlier this week about the League’s toughest man to cover, legendary Kobe Bryant said it can’t be anyone else than the defending MVP, reports Slam Online. Bryant also pointed at Curry’s moves on and off the ball and his ability to create one-on-one situations.
Who's the toughest NBA player to guard right now? Kobe: "It has to be Steph Curry. Has to be." Moves so well w/o the ball, great in isos.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) February 23, 2016