In a historic feat, Stephen Curry has secured his place in NBA history by becoming the first basketball player to achieve 3,500 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors triumphed over the Brooklyn Nets earlier today.
The record-setting moment occurred halfway through the first quarter, with Curry finishing the game with an impressive 37 points, including six three-pointers, leading the Warriors to a 124-120 victory. The 35-year-old showcased his exceptional skills in the fourth quarter, scoring 12 consecutive points in less than two minutes, effectively bringing an end to the Warriors’ three-game losing streak.
Teammate Klay Thompson also made a significant contribution, finishing the game with 24 points and moving into ninth place on the career three-pointer list. This achievement placed him alongside four other Warriors players who scored in double figures.
Despite the Nets being led by Cam Thomas, who delivered a remarkable performance with 41 points, they suffered their third loss in four games, missing two opportunities to equalize or take the lead in the final minute.
In a separate development, NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who recently experienced a fall at a concert resulting in a hip injury, is reported to be responding well to treatment in the hospital. The 76-year-old, a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, is scheduled for surgery at a Los Angeles hospital. Abdul-Jabbar, renowned for his illustrious career from 1969 to 1989, won six NBA titles, five of which were with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite LeBron James breaking his career regular-season scoring record in February 2023, Abdul-Jabbar still holds records for most career minutes played (57,446) and most field goals made during the regular season (15,837).