Steph Curry passed Reggie Miller for all-time regular season 3-pointers made in the Warriors’ 127-108 loss to the Jazz last night.
Curry was a lone ranger for the Warriors in a blowout loss to a team clearly more talented than his. He shot 9-of-18 from the field and 5-of-10 on 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 24 points. But the Jazz were bombing 3-pointers and stifling the Warriors offense with ease. They went 20-of-50 from 3-point range on the night.
The Jazz also held a massive edge in rebounding – 14 offensive boards to the Warriors’ 4, and 57 boards overall in comparison to the Warriors’ paltry total of 35.
The Warriors essentially lost the game with a terrible second quarter, in which they bled 38 points while scoring just 17. A halftime deficit of 30 points put paid to any hopes they had of getting a W on the road. The Jazz now move to tied second in the West with the Clippers. They’re the hottest team in the league, on an 8-game win streak.
Reggie Miller shows respect to Steph Curry after Warriors star overtakes him
After Curry accomplished the feat, one of the first people to give him praise was Miller. The Hall of Famer surprised Curry by joining the Warriors’ post-game presser. Seated on his lap was his son, who also praised Steph for his landmark achievement.
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Reggie also tweeted out a pretty slick tribute video, showing the two legends pulling off nearly identical moves.
I’ve had the best seat in the house in calling a lot of your games @StephenCurry30, simply GREATNESS!!! Congrats but the job isn’t done, Jesus Shuttlesworth is waiting on ya.. #GreatnessPersonified pic.twitter.com/Nogs71fRyA
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) January 24, 2021
Curry showed respect to Reggie Miller during the game as well. After tying Miller for second, Curry threw up the Nos. 3 and 1 on his hands, representing Miller’s No. 31 jersey.