Stephen Curry's red-hot April continued against the Sacramento Kings.
En route to finishing with a game-high 37 against the Division rivals, the former two-time league MVP knocked down six 3-pointers and thus, set a new NBA record for the most long-distance shots in a calendar month.
Most threes in a month in NBA history:- StatMuse (@statmuse) April 26, 2021
85 - Steph Curry (Apr 2021)
82 - James Harden (Nov 2019)
80 - Steph Curry (Jan 2019)
The Warriors still play 2 more games this month. Steph might break 100. pic.twitter.com/P8R11JBHYL
Over the 13 games so far in April, he has scored 30 or more 12 times and has recorded four games with at least 10 3-pointers. Against the Kings, he had a couple of long-range bombs that could make your jaw drop.
Stephen Curry from the parking lot! pic.twitter.com/vWxiDDguvI- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 26, 2021
Steph. Gonna. STEPH- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 26, 2021
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/7wLkZjHz5n
It's not just the volume but Curry's been racking up these numbers with efficiency, knocking down 52.9 percent of his field-goal attempts, 47.2 percent of 3-pointers and 89.7 percent of his free throws in April.
More importantly, this hot stretch has got the Warriors rolling. Since their three straight losses to start April, Golden State has won eight of 11 including impressive wins over the Nuggets (twice), 76ers (in Philadelphia), Bucks and the Celtics (in Boston).
This one against Sacramento went down to the final seconds with nearly all of the game's nine ties and nine lead changes in the second half.
Curry was all over the place in the final minute, going from pulling off a clutch block to nearly throwing away the game, to then icing it with three straight free-throws.
STEPH WITH THE DENIAL ❗️ pic.twitter.com/kD6t7pRVN1- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 26, 2021
Steph knew he got away with one after his late turnover 😅 pic.twitter.com/N1R3O6mYLr- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 26, 2021
This win takes Golden State to 31-30, tied with San Antonio for the 10th seed while trailing the seventh-seeded Portland franchise by just 1.5 games and the sixth-seeded Dallas team by three.
Curry will look to extend his NBA record tally for 3-pointers in April as the Warriors host Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks for a crucial game after a day off.
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