Stephen Curry -- with an average of 3.8 made 3-pointers this season -- hit just two in Golden State's 116-108 comeback victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. But while he converted less than his average Sunday, he still made more history from beyond the arc.
Curry entered the contest tied with Steve Nash for 17th on the NBA's all-time list for 3-pointers made with 1,685. The back-to-back MVP broke the tie around the six-minute mark of the third quarter after knocking one down from a few feet behind the arc:
Curry hit one more in the third quarter and finished the game shooting 2 for 5 from behind the arc, giving the Warriors superstar 1,687 3-pointers on his career.
And although Curry surpassed him, Nash, who works for the Warriors as a player development consultant, was quite complimentary of the 3-point wizard:
Steve Nash on Stephen Curry passing him on NBA three-pointers list: "It's always fun to see the young guys climb the charts."— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) December 12, 2016
Next up for Curry on the all-time 3-pointers list is Dirk Nowitzki, who has made 1,707 (and counting, whenever he returns from injury) in his career. J.R. Smith (1,715) and Dale Ellis (1,719) are above Nowitzki. Curry will likely move up a spot or two on the list this season, but he still has a long way to go to catch Ray Allen, who is No. 1 with a whopping 2,973.