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Stephen Curry: Warriors star becomes first-ever to hit 3,000 career 3-pointers, extends own NBA record of 3-pointers streak

In a rare off-shooting game for Stephen Curry, the baby-faced assassin still made NBA history.

In the Warriors' 89-86 home loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday, the former two-time league MVP became the first-ever NBA player to reach the 3,000 career regular-season 3-pointers milestone with his first bomb from long range.

That 3-pointer also extended his current streak of games with at least one 3-pointer to 157, matching his own NBA record streak that he recorded from Nov. 13, 2014, to Nov. 3, 2016.

"It was cool to reach that milestone. It's a pretty awesome accomplishment," Curry said postgame. "It's kind of a weird thought to think for the rest of my career, for the most part, I'm pretty sure every three I make will be a new record so I'm just going to enjoy it."

"The same thing when I hit 400 in a season, you don't really put limits on what can happen, you just hoop and enjoy yourself and see what happens when it's all said and done."

These achievements come just over a fortnight after Curry went past Ray Allen's NBA record tally of 2,973 3-pointers in regular-season history.

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Curry finished this Nuggets game with 23 points (6-16 FGs, 5-14 3Ps), 21 (5-10 FGs, 5-9 3Ps) of which came in the second half as part of the Warriors' fightback from a 24-point first-half deficit.

Golden State, owners of the league's best defence, held the Nuggets to just 29 second-half points after allowing 60 prior to the intermission. However, even Curry's 15-point fourth-quarter couldn't help them complete the comeback.

The loss was only the third for the Warriors at Chase Center in 19 home games and is bound to be just a bump in the road given that the Warriors, owners of the best record in the league at 27-7, suited up without key players in Draymond Green, Jordan Poole and Damion Lee.

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