Stephen Curry produced an historic performance, breaking the all-time playoff record for three-pointers made, as the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Saturday night playoff scores
- Los Angeles Clippers 104-121 Golden State Warriors - Warriors lead series 1-0
- Orlando Magic 104-101 Toronto Raptors - Magic lead series 1-0
- San Antonio Spurs 101-96 Denver Nuggets - Spurs lead series 1-0
- Brooklyn Nets 111-102 Philadelphia 76ers - Nets lead series 1-0
Curry poured in a game-high 38 points and snagged a career-playoff-high 15 rebounds as the Warriors opened the defence of their NBA title with a 121-104 Game 1 win.
Curry's haul included eight three-pointers (from 12 attempts) on a night when he passed Ray Allen's NBA all-time career playoff record of 385 triples. Curry finished the game with 386 career threes.
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Allen played in 171 postseason games to set that mark. Curry has taken just 91 playoff appearances to pass him.
Curry's 38-point game was his 31st in postseason play with 30 or more. The Warriors have gone 28-3 in those games. His previous high for rebounds in a playoff game was 10, done four times.
Speaking after the game, Curry said: "It's pretty special. I always talk about longevity and any time you can pass the all-time great shooters like Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, it's pretty special. I shoot a lot of [threes] so I have to make a lot of them!"
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