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Draymond's bold prediction on Steph and the 3-point record

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The inevitable finally is here. Steph Curry will break Ray Allen's career 3-point record, likely Tuesday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. 

After making five 3-pointers in the Warriors' 102-100 win against the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Curry needs just one 3-pointer to tie Allen and two in order to break the record. And when he does, Draymond Green believes Curry will shatter the record. By a long shot. 

"I'll be happy as hell when it's over," Green said Monday night. "When he gets it, he got it. But ultimately I think he will wind up beating his record by 1,000-plus 3s. I'll be happy when it's behind."

Curry currently has made 2,972 career 3-pointers in the regular season. He's in his 13th season, and Allen needed 18 seasons to make 2,973. Curry also has led the NBA in 3-pointers six times and holds the single-season record with 402 in the 2015-16 season. 

In that season, he averaged 5.1 made 3-pointers per game. This season, he's up to a career-high 5.4, but he also shot an absurd 45.4 percent from deep in his record-setting season. Through 26 games this season, he's shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc, down from 42.1 last season. 

The fact that Curry has done all this and still is just in his 13th season and is 33 years old makes Green's bold prediction, well, not so bold. There's a real chance that Curry could in fact break Allen's record by at least 1,000 more 3-pointers when it's all said and done. 

 
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If there's one thing we've learned about Curry is that he isn't going to settle. He'll be happy to break the record and get this over with. He deserves to let the moment soak in, but understands the bigger task at hand. Curry also knows his journey is far from over. 

Come Tuesday night, Curry fittingly with be crowned the all-time 3-point king at the Mecca of Basketball. It closes one chapter of Curry's book and opens another, filled with plenty more 3s and many more records to be broken.

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