Curry hits NBA record 13 3-pointers, outshines Durant.
OAKLAND, California (AP) – Stephen Curry made an NBA-record 13 3-pointers on the way to 46 points, grabbing back the spotlight from new Golden State star Kevin Durant in the Warriors’ 116-106 victory against the winless New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
The two-time reigning MVP hit 13 of 17 3s in his seventh career game with double digit 3-pointers and shot 16 for 26 overall. He raised his right arm and pounded his chest when he reached the record with 2:23 to go.
Curry finished with 46 points, three days after his league-record streak of 157 games with at least one 3 was snapped when he went 0 for 10 on 3-point tries in a 117-97 road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Durant finished with 22 points.
Klay Thompson scored 24 points as the Splash Brothers looked far more in sync from long range at last.