Curry shatters NBA record as Warriors repulse Pelicans

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Steph Curry made history on Tuesday (Philippine Time) as Golden State turned back New Orleans, 116-106, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Curry set a new single-game NBA record by dropping 13 three-pointers in the said game, shattering the old record of 12 shared by three players.

Technically, Curry shattered his own record as he was among the said shooters who made 12 treys along with Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant.

Curry's last triple turned out to be crucial as his three ball with 2:23 left in the game sealed the Warriors win, staving off a last gasp from the Pelicans, who came to as close as three midway in the fourth quarter.

Curry finished with 46 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals for the Warriors, which bounced back from a stunning defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday (Philippine Time).

Anthony Davis had 33 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, and one block for the still winless Pelicans, who further slipped to 0-7.

In Washington, John Wall also made the record books, but the Wizards still fell to the Houston Rockets, 106-114.

Wall became Washington's all-time assists leader after dishing a drop pass to Bradley Beal for the jam early in the third quarter, surpassing Wes Unseld.

But it was James Harden who lighted up the Verizon Center as he led Houston to the victory with 32 points, six rebounds, and 15 assists.

Wall had 21 points, five rebounds, eight assists, and two steals for the Wizards.

Elsewhere, Utah kept Philadelphia winless with a 109-84 rout, Charlotte continued its hot start with a 122-100 blowout win against Indiana, Chicago mauled Orlando, 112-80, Oklahoma City tripped Miami, 97-85, and the L.A. Clippers blasted the Detroit Pistons, 114-82.

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