Record-breaker Curry as Warriors down Pelicans

 08 Nov 2016 - 9:43

Record-breaker Curry as Warriors down Pelicans
Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors complain to referee Leroy Richardson during their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at ORACLE Arena on November 7, 2016 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

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Oakland, United States: Stephen Curry set a new single-game record with 13 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors downed the winless New Orleans Pelicans 111-99 on Monday.

Curry, who on Friday had seen the end of his incredible 157-game streak with at least one three-pointer in a defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, finished with 46 points after a virtuoso display.

The reigning NBA MVP's 13 threes broke the previous record of 12 he had shared with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

"That's a pretty cool record to have," Curry said after the win. "It probably won't last too long, the way guys shoot in this league. But to have the three point record is pretty special."

Curry, who made zero of 10 three-point attempts in his last outing against the Lakers, said he had not dwelt on his setback last week, the first time in two years he had not drained a three. 

"I wasn't even thinking about the 0 for 10 tonight," he said. "I was thinking about it a bit in practice for the last two days, but after that it was over. It was nice to keep shooting. And thankfully they went in."

Curry paid tribute to the work of his team-mates in helping to set him into position for his three-point bonanza, especially his 13th and final effort in the fourth quarter.

"The guys set great screens all night. And on that last play they had the IQ to know where I was. Pretty fun night," he added.

The win saw the Warriors improve to five and two while the Pelicans slumped to 0-7 despite another big points haul from Anthony Davis, who finished with 33. Davis has averaged 30 points per game so far this season.