It has loomed large for a while now, but Steph Curry is finally the NBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers.
Curry's pursuit of the record has finally come to a close, as he passed Ray Allen for the top spot on the list in the first quarter of the Warriors' 105-96 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
After the game, Curry joined NBC Sports Bay Area's "Warriors Postgame Live" where he discussed breaking the record and described his emotions on the court.
"Like I've said it's been a long week from our last home game against Portland where the realistic talk of 'could it be tonight?' started," Curry told Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike. "I think that hyped up the environment every time I stepped foot on the floor, every shot I took. I was trying to stay in the moment, try and play my game. Obviously, I was hunting 3s and defenses were trying to take it away and I wasn't shooting it well. But I was really enjoying the pursuit because 2,974 three's over 12 1/2 years ... a lot of work has gone into it, there's been a lot of support along the way in my life from the time I even started playing basketball.
"To have that moment where I get to kind of unleash my emotions and celebrate it was pretty special. I talked to Ray [Allen] last week about what it was like for him. He tried to put it into words, but there was no better feeling. I appreciate so much [Madison Square Garden] and the fans here for honoring that moment with me and paying respect for basketball history because that meant a lot to me."
Heading into the Warriors' Dec. 8 contest against the Portland Trail Blazers, Curry was 16 triples shy of breaking Allen's record. He inched closer and closer in the next two games against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday and the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, but fate would have it that he would get it done on national television on the biggest stage in all of basketball.
Because ... of course.
With the record in his rearview mirror, Curry and the Warriors can stop "hunting 3s" and get back to playing their brand of basketball in pursuit of another NBA championship.