The Warriors’ Monday night game against the Kings was the team’s first game in San Francisco since Stephen Curry broke the all-time record for 3s in NBA regular season history.
The boy-faced killer broke Ray Allen’s all-time record in New York at Madison Square Garden nearly a week ago on Tuesday, December 14.
“STEPHEN CURRY … THE ALL-TIME THREE-POINT KING IN THE NBA.”
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– NBA (@NBA) December 15, 2023
After that, the Warriors played games in Boston and Toronto before returning home amid a packed schedule of visitors.
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Ahead of his recently concluded five-game road trip, Curry attempted to break the record against the Warriors faithful, needing 16 3-pointers against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 8.
It was meant to be in ‘Basketball Mecca’ though, so it was fine for Warriors fans to give their superstar a tribute and a standing ovation upon returning home.
Steph receives a standing ovation at the Chase Center in her first game since breaking the three-point record 👏 pic.twitter.com/5SMEf4sWny
– NBA TV (@NBATV) December 21, 2023
The game against the Kings was comfortable for the Warriors (113-98), although there was a minor scare in the third quarter with the visitors recovering 15 points to take the lead.
However, with Draymond Green recording a triple-double, Golden State had this one in the bag. This was his first triple-double of the season and the 31st of his career, during which the Warriors are nearly undefeated with a 30-1 record.
Meanwhile, Curry scored a game-high 30 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, which nearly outscored the Kings (19).
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– Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 21, 2023
With this victory, the Warriors improve to 25-6 on the season, which is the second-best record in the league. Golden State then hosts the Memphis Grizzlies in a couple of days before traveling to Phoenix for a major showdown on Christmas Day.