Photos: Stephen Curry shoots his way into history, setting NBA record for three-pointers

Stephen Curry flexes and lets out a scream after scoring a 3-point basket
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after sinking his 2,974th career three-point shot Tuesday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, breaking the all-time record.
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Stephen Curry has shot his way to the top of the NBA record book for three-pointers in a career.

Curry made his 2,974th three-pointer during the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, breaking the record set by Ray Allen.

Curry hit the shot from the right wing with 7:33 remaining, waving his arms toward the sky as he jogged backward down court. The Warriors then committed a foul and quickly called timeout to let the celebration begin. Curry exchanged hugs with coach Steve Kerr, longtime teammate Draymond Green, family members and Allen, who was at the arena.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry blows a kiss at the fans after scoring a 3-point basket during the first half
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry blows a kiss at the fans after sinking his 2,974th career three-pointer Tuesday night, breaking the record set by Ray Allen.
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gets a hug from teammate Draymond Green, right, after the history-making shot
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gets a hug from teammate Draymond Green, right, after the history-making shot.
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hugs former NBA player Ray Allen after Curry broke Allen's record
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hugs retired NBA great Ray Allen after Curry broke Allen’s career record for three-point shots.
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Film director Spike Lee, center, claps during a timeout in the first half of Tuesday's game
Director and Knicks fan Spike Lee, center, applauds players during a timeout in the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Madison Square Garden.
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Comedians Jon Stewart, left, Pete Davidson, second from left, and Chris Rock, right.
Comedians Jon Stewart, left, Pete Davidson, second from left, and Chris Rock, right, had courtside seats for Stephen Curry’s historic night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates a no-look pass by Stephen Curry during the second half
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates a no-look pass by Stephen Curry during the second half of a game against the New York Knicks.
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Stephen Curry is surrounded by cameras after making a three-point basket to break Ray Allen’s record.
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Stephen Curry smiles from the bench after making a three-point basket to break Ray Allen’s record.
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots his record-breaking 3-point basket
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry launches his record-breaking three-point basket during the first half against the New York Knicks on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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