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‘Simply greatness’: Miller gives Curry the nod after 3-point milestone

Martin Mendoza
‘Simply greatness’: Miller gives Curry the nod after 3-point milestone

HISTORIC. Steph Curry eclipses NBA legend Reggie Miller on the three-point list.

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Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry hits a huge milestone as he climbs to second on all-time three-pointers made

Despite Golden State’s ugly 127-108 loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 23 (Sunday, January 24, Manila time), Warriors superstar Steph Curry hit another milestone and moved to second on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers made list.

With the Warriors down big, 79-47, early in the 3rd period, Curry knocked down a corner triple, surpassing Reggie Miller’s mark of 2,560 threes made. 

While it took the Indiana Pacers legend Miller 1,389 regular season games to make 2,560 career three-pointers, Curry, on the other hand, needed only 715 regular season games to accomplish this incredible feat.

“It’s special,” said Curry postgame.

“I knew how much I looked up to him (Miller) growing up, watching him play against my dad, emulate a lot of things he did moving off the ball,” added Curry, who threw up 3 fingers on his right hand and one finger on his left after his third triple of the night, paying homage to Miller’s jersey number 31. 

Miller congratulated Curry in a series of tweets, calling the latter’s milestone ‘Simply Greatness’ and saying he couldn’t be happier for the 32-year-old Curry. 

“That’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time,” said Curry on his achievement. 

“Him (Reggie) and Ray (Allen) were the epitome of shooting the basketball,” added Curry.

The two-time league MVP and three-time NBA champion Curry has now made 2,562 career regular season three-pointers after finishing the game with 24 points on 5-of-10 shooting from downtown.

Curry is now only 412 three-pointers away from breaking Allen’s record and claiming the top spot on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers made list. 

Earlier this season, Curry joined Miller and Allen as the only players in NBA history with 2,500 career regular season threes. –

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