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HOUSTON – The inquiry prompted Stephen Curry to offer some playful sarcasm. Or maybe the Warriors’ star simply conveyed his joy.
In the Warriors’ 106-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Klay Thompson joined Curry as the lone players in NBA history to make at least 200 3’s for seven consecutive seasons. Where would Curry rank that milestone compared to all of his other shooting records?
“No. 1, for sure,” Curry said. “No. 1, definitely.”
Curry smiled when he said that to a reporter that he often likes to tease. As for Thompson, he sounded much more serious about the topic.
“That’s special. That’s really cool,” Thompson said of joining his Splash Brother in elite company. “I know he revolutionized the game. It’s cool to be on his heels and be on that same aura. I’m happy. That’s cool. It will definitely happen again with the way these dudes are shooting these days.”
With the way Curry and Thompson are shooting, they already have too many other records to count.
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(Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) 
Curry (2,285) has climbed to third place on the NBA’s all-time 3-point list behind Reggie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973). Thompson just tied with Peja Stojakovic (1,760) for 17th on the same list.
Curry has cemented the fifth highest single season total in 3’s this season (284), is two 3’s away from climbing to fourth and is 16 3’s shy of making at least 300 treys for three consecutive seasons. Thomson owns two of the top 10 signel season 3-point totals in NBA history with a fourth-place ranking in 2015-16 (276) and seventh-place ranking in 2016-17 (seven).
No wonder Draymond Green argued with “100 percent” certainty that Curry and Thompson are the two best shooters in NBA history. Warriors coach Steve Kerr added that Thompson’s “jump shot is about as pure as I’ve ever seen mechanically.”
“Hard work, dedication, perseverance and patience,” Thompson listed as the objectives that ensured his shots often splash through the net.
The same thing could be said about Curry, who may or may not have been joking when he asked a reporter to make a poster for him that showed the Splash Brothers making a 3 side-by-side.
Said Curry: “I’m going to put that on my wall in my man cave for sure.”
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