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Curry Stars, Breaks Record in Win Over Magic

Makes Three-Pointer in 128th Consecutive Game; Longest Streak in NBA History
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Stephen Curry set the record for the longest three-point streak in NBA history with a three-pointer in his 128th consecutive game in the Warriors’ 130-114 road win over the Magic on Thursday night. Curry was absolutely sensational, scoring 51 points in the game, including 24 in the third quarter alone. Marreese Speights came of the bench to notch 14 points, while Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes all scored in double-digits. With the victory, the Warriors improve to 52-5 on the season.

Curry was heavily involved from the get-go, scoring or assisting on each of the Warriors’ first five baskets of the game. After Victor Oladipo’s layup put the Magic up 17-14 with 5:55 left in the opening quarter, Curry wasted little time and ended all suspense by sinking his first three-pointer of the game on the ensuing possession. It marked Curry’s 128th-consecutive game with at least one three-pointer, breaking Kyle Korver’s record for the longest streak in NBA history. After back-to-back three-pointers from Orlando in response, Curry sank another three-pointer in what we become a consistent theme of the night. The Magic used a 7-2 burst to take a 30-26 lead with 1:45 remaining in the frame, after which the Warriors scored the final seven points of the quarter, five of which came from Curry and included a three-point play the hard way with just 0.9 seconds left. All told, the reigning MVP scored 15 points in the opening quarter, which wasn’t even close to his highest scoring frame of the game.

Halfway through the second quarter, the Magic had managed to even the game at 43, after which the majority of Golden State’s starters re-entered the game. That unity would convert four of their next five shots to take a 52-49 lead, but the young Magic would not be intimidated, and actually used an extended run to retake a 56-52 advantage with less than three minutes left in the opening half. The two sides would play it even from there, as Orlando took a 63-59 lead into halftime. While the Warriors had dominated in the open court with 18 fast break points compared to only six for Orlando, the Magic used a 10-point advantage off of free throws to keep pace.

Four minutes into the second half, Golden State had tied the game up at 74. Then, Curry caught fire. His three-pointer with 6:51 left in the quarter put the Warriors up 78-77, and Orlando would never lead again. That trey began a stretch in which Curry had a hand in every single point the Warriors scored in the remainder of the quarter. Of Golden State’s nine baskets in the rest of the frame, Curry scored seven, including five three-pointers, and assisted on the other two. His half-court buzzer beater at the end of the quarter capped his amazing display and gave him 24 points in the frame, sending the game into the fourth and final quarter with the Warriors holding a 99-91 lead.

Curry would be on the bench to start the fourth quarter, allowing Marreese Speights his moment in the spotlight. He’d single-handedly outscore the Magic 8-4 through the opening two minutes of the quarter, pushing Golden State’s lead to double digits. The Warriors had advanced their lead to 115-102 by the time Curry re-entered the game with 5:49 left to play, and just over two minutes later, Curry sank a three-pointer and a jumper on back-to-back Warriors’ possessions to push his game-high total to 51 points. Kevon Looney would close out the scoring with a dunk in the final seconds, as the Warriors coasted to their second road win in as many nights. Not only did Curry become the first Warrior with three 50-point games in a single season since Rick Barry in 1973-74, but with his 10 three-pointers on the night, he jumped from fifth place to second place on the NBA's single-season three-point list, now with 276 threes this season. With the victory, the Warriors improve to 52-5 on the season. They’ll close out their current six-game road trip on Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Warriors Beat Orlando 130-114

The Warriors take down the Magic 130-114 in Orlando on a record-setting night for Stephen Curry.

Warriors at Magic - 2/25/16

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Warriors Beat Orlando 130-114

The Warriors take down the Magic 130-114 in Orlando on a record-setting night for Stephen Curry.
Feb 25, 2016  |  01:54

Curry's 10 3-pointers

Highlights from Stephen Curry as he connects on 10 3-pointers in his 51-point performance.
Feb 25, 2016  |  01:47

Andre Gets Fancy

Andre Iguodala gets fancy on the break and sets up Klay Thompson with an easy bucket.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:11

Barnes Crossover and Reverse

Harrison Barnes shows off his ballhanding and finishes with the up and under layup.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:11

Warriors Run the Break

Andre Iguodala gets the steal and dribbles behind his back, then finds Klay Thompson for the layup.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:26

Half Court Buzzer Beater

Stephen Curry shows off his range to end the third quarter.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:10

Curry Drains the Triple

Stephen Curry catches the quick pass and knocks down the 3-pointer.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:17

Threading the Needle

Draymond Green threads the needle and sets up a Stephen Curry reverse layup.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:11

Draymond to Bogut

Draymond Green drives and finds Andrew Bogut with the lob pass.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:08

Lob to Bogut

Stephen Curry lobs it up to Andrew Bogut for the Alley oop dunk.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:10

Curry Scores And One

Anderson Varejao feeds Stephen Curry who finishes with the tough layup plus the foul.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:24

Draymond Delivers

Stephen Curry finds Draymond Green who finishes with the dunk.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:10

The Record Breaker

Stephen Curry is now the owner of the NBA record for most consecutive games with a made 3-pointer. The #Steph3Streak is 128 and counting!
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:12

Backdoor Bounce Pass

A beautiful backdoor bounce pass from Andrew Bogut to Stephen Curry results in a layup for the MVP.
Feb 25, 2016  |  00:08

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