The greatest shooter of all time made sure his reputation and record book included the All-Star Game.
Stephen Curry left a slew of broken records in Cleveland after scoring a game-high 50 and earning MVP All-Star honors in Team LeBron’s 163-160 victory over Team Durant. The Warriors superstar guard set new marks for most 3-pointers in an All-Star quarter (6), halftime (8) and game (15) while passing James Harden on the 3-point list of the mid-season classic (39).
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 21, 2022
Born in Akron, Ohio, Curry made his own homecoming, a sight few will forget. His only second quarter was a memorable one, a vintage play-off with six downtown marks that helped him set the quarter-and-a-half records.
It only proved the warm-up.
Curry’s peak performance came in the third quarter, when the league’s all-time 3-point leader had a dizzying five tries in 128 seconds. The eight-time All-Star rocked the incredulous Cleveland crowd before and after every shot.
The stretch saw Curry break the All-Star Game record with his 13th trey and as a regular season record with his 15th – all before the end of the third quarter.
Curry’s performance was driven as much by charity as by showmanship. According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, the Ohio-born superstar had to donate $1,000 for every point he scored, $3,000 for every 3 he earned, and $10,000 if he earned MVP All-Around honors. -Star, all in the Cleveland Metro School District.
Stephen Curry plans to raise money for the Cleveland Metro School District through his #NBAAllStar Statistics:
• $1,000 for each point
• $3,000 for each 3-point pointer
• $10,000 if he wins the ASG MVP
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) February 20, 2022
Curry, who earlier this season passed Ray Allen for the top spot on the all-time 3-list, was honored as a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Halftime Team. Sunday’s Star Game.