Stephen Curry Sets NBA Record for 3s
SAN FRANCISCO -- Stephen Curry's record-setting month of April rolled on Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, as he hit seven 3-pointers in a 117-113 Golden State Warriors victory to set a new NBA record for most 3s in a calendar month with 85 -- and counting.
The previous record was held by the Brooklyn Nets' James Harden, who hit 82 in November 2019 while a member of the Houston Rockets.
For Curry, who is averaging 38.2 points per game this month, the shots are falling easier than ever in part because his mind is at ease.
Asked what is going through his head when he is on this type of shooting streak, Curry replied: "When you're in this type of rhythm, nothing."
"It's the best way to explain it," he continued. "It's just trying to get a decent look, get your feet underneath you, and then the rest is muscle memory, confidence and just creativity, so just trying to be in the moment as much as possible. When you're missing, that's when you start thinking about mechanics, you start thinking about other stuff, those thoughts creep in your head. But when you're in a flow, in rhythm, there is not much going on upstairs. It's nice."
Curry's month of April has already included two major milestones. The first came on April 12, when he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the Warriors' all-time leading scorer. The second came during a stretch from March 29 to April 19, when Curry became the first player in NBA history age 33 or older to score 30 or more points in 11 straight games -- passing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who scored at least 30 in 10 straight games in December 2012.