Curry's 3-point record bid is delayed by the 76ers, who beat Warriors 102 to 93

PHILADELPHIA, AP -- Stephen Curry's 3-point shot was blown away by Matisse Thybulle.

Curry's 3-point record bid is delayed by the 76ers, who beat Warriors 102 to 93

PHILADELPHIA, AP -- Stephen Curry's 3-point shot was blown away by Matisse Thybulle.

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Curry's 3-point record bid is delayed by the 76ers, who beat Warriors 102 to 93

The Philadelphia defender then got him back on a block that sent it flying.

Curry was left with the most unusual stat line: Curry had three 3-pointers and two blocked shots. Curry continues his pursuit of the NBA 3-point mark, despite being stifled by Thybulle.

Curry stated, "I try not to think about it and just play basketball."

Joel Embiid scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Curry was unable to surpass Ray Allen's 3-point record during Saturday's 102-93 win over the Golden State Warriors.

"That wasn't happening on my court," Embiid stated. "That wasn't happening in Philly."

Golden State fell to 21-5, falling half-game behind Phoenix in the NBA lead.

Thybulle made Curry's season-low sixth start, and he was there to protect the guard. Curry shot 6 of 20 and the Warriors were held to less than 100 points for the second consecutive season.

Thybulle stated that it was a relief to have guys who would let me play in the 1-on-1 matchup, and then the rest of the team playing 4 on 4,... which allowed me to keep Steph close to my body and not allow her to get any easy.

Curry scored 18 points, and Allen's record was six steps closer with 3 of 14 shots from 3-point range. Curry also scored 18 points. Curry will next attempt at the record Monday night against Indiana as part of a five game trip. To tie Allen's 2,973 regular season 3s between 1996 and 2014, Curry needed nine 3s against Indiana.

Thybulle was the player who blocked Curry's attempts at 3-pointers in one game of his NBA career.

"I give Thybulle credit. Steve Kerr, Warriors coach, said that Thybulle is a rare combination in length, athleticism, and brains. He did a great job with Steph, as well as any other person I've ever seen.

Both Warriors and Sixers fans wished Curry well to make it to Philadelphia. After warmups, Curry returned to his locker room and was greeted by fans who held signs asking for the record. One sign read, "To 2,974 And Beyond." Curry signed cards and jerseys, and one fan shouted, "Break that record tonight baby!"

It's not in Embiid’s house.

Curry only made two 3s in halftime and one in quarter four.

Curry stated, "I understand that the opposition does not want that to happen on their homefloor." Curry said, "They defended accordingly."

Curry would have loved for Curry to break the record at home. Curry needed 16 to break the record against Portland Trail Blazers, but he managed six.

"The record is going to be broken at some point in the near future." Kerr stated that there is no reason to forbid anything.

Embiid heard the words "MVP!" MVP!" chants, and made all 11 free shots as Embiid rallied the Sixers over the Warriors. In the fourth quarter, the Sixers outscored Warriors 32-20. Tobias Harris scored 16 point.

Curry is ready to break the record. Curry has only 12 of 48 3-pointers from his Warriors team.

"I believe it hangs over the entire world. It's something we all want to see," Warriors star Draymond green said.

No one has ever made more 3-pointers in a single season or for one team than he did. Allen is now the record holder for most 3-pointers, including playoffs.

Curry's best game in one is 13. Curry holds the NBA season record with 402 for 2015-16. He has topped 300 four times during a career that began in 2009, when he was drafted from Davidson. Allen played in 787 games while he had 2,973 games over 1,3000 when he retired in 2014.

TIP-INS

Warriors: C James Wiseman and G Klay Thompson were assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, a G League affiliate. Thompson missed the previous two seasons due to a torn left Achilles and an ACL tear. .... Jordan Poole scored 23.

76ers: Curry vs. his brother, Seth Curry, the 76ers' guard. Seth Curry scored 10 points, and Seth Curry had the basket that made it score 93-83.

UP NEXT

76ers: Monday Night at Memphis

Warriors: Monday Night at Indiana, Tuesday at New York.

Kerr, who is 33 years old and plays with a heavy workload may rest Curry against Pacers.

Curry stated that while I always want to play, it's important to understand the bigger picture and reassess how my body feels after each game. Curry said, "I don’t want to divulge too much, but there are things that you need to do regular maintenance on."

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