Steph Curry breaks record as the Knicks take another home loss
Steph Curry set the Garden on fire when he hit his 2,974 career three pointer, breaking the NBA record for most threes, early in the first quarter. The previous record holders, Ray Allen and Reggie Miller before him, were both in the building to witness it happen along with Curry’s family.
The Garden allowed him to enjoy the moment as he hugged his family and Allen, who held the record for 10 years. The difference between the two is that Curry managed to get to this moment in 789 games while Allen did it in 1,300 matchups.
“Special atmosphere. I knew the Garden would deliver, that’s how this place is. I appreciate so much how much the fans embraced the moment with me and let me get lost in it. Once I took the shot it felt good, looked good, and it felt like we were at home”.
– Steph Curry
The Knicks lost the game 105-96 but it wasn’t an ugly defeat despite missing several players to medical protocols. Besides RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin, Quentin Grimes was also tested positive after an incredible game during his first NBA start.
Julius Randle shot well and scored a game high 31 points going 10-21 from the field. He also made 5 three pointers while grabbing 7 rebounds.
The backcourt added 29 points with Alec Burks returning to the lineup after missing a couple as he became a father. Burks logged 14 points and Derrick Rose in another start finished with 15 points and 6 assists.
Since Kemba Walker was demoted, the Knicks were 2-6 but Walker is still not getting love from coach Tom Tibodeau, so rookie Miles McBride was used as the backup guard. McBride played the most minutes of his career – 20 – and scored 8 points to go with 4 boards.
The Knicks were competitive for almost three quarters, built up a 46-38 lead late in the second act but then the Warriors finished the period on a 9-2 run cutting the lead to just one at halftime.
Randle and the Knicks stood up for 10 more minutes in the second half before slowly fading away, putting another L on the final score and sinking 4 games below .500.
Kevin Knox also got 20 minutes, most of them in the second half, shooting 2-3 from behind the arc to finish with 9 points and 7 rebounds off the bench.
The Warriors were led by Curry’s 22 points. Jordan Poole scored 19 and Andrew Wiggins added 18 for team that now owns the best record in the NBA (23-5).
Up-next: The Knicks (12-16) will travel to Houston to take on the Rockets (9-18), a team on a roll that won 8 of their last 10 games. Thursday from 8:00 pm.