Golden State, winner in Indiana thanks to Stephen Curry, who only needs two three-point baskets to beat Ray Allen's historic record, took the lead of the NBA championship in Phoenix, beaten at the Clippers, on Monday.

But it is the record that is in everyone's mind in recent days.

As such, the star of the Warriors is not easy at the moment.

Because no team wants to be the one that will have allowed it to exceed the 2,973 shots scored behind the arc by its glorious elder.

Against the Pacers, he needed seven to achieve it.

And he planted five, suffering from a mediocre success (5/15), but the last registered with 80 seconds of the term changed the meeting.

Meet at Madison Square Garden

He thus reduced the score to 100-98, before equalizing on a penetration.

Indiana, who was nine lengths ahead in the last quarter, in the wake of Domantas Sabonis (30 points, 11 rebounds), finally gave in (102-100) on a basket of Kevon Looney offensive rebound on the 'final attempt by Curry (26 points, 6 assists).

Unless improbable underperformance, the latter will become the best three-point shooter in history Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York, where he used to shine, evidenced by his 54 points achieved in 2013 and 2020. “He There is a lot of hype around this record, sometimes it pushes too much rush.

Now that I'm knocking on the door, it's pretty surreal, but you also have to try to let things happen, ”said Curry, as if to himself.

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