Curry scores 35 points to defeat short-handed Spurs.
Stephen Curry continued his incredible season with another sterling performance in the Golden State Warriors 116-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Curry made seven three-pointers to move within one of Ray Allen’s single-season record of 269 set back in 2005/06 with Seattle.
Curry had 35 points on the night, as well as eight rebounds and five assists as he led the Warriors on a late 19-0 run to help them pull away from a weakened Spurs team and as a result move a game ahead of the Houston Rockets for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.
The point guard will have a chance at surpassing Allen’s record when the Warriors face the Portland Trail Blazers in their final regular season game on Wednesday.
San Antonio were led by Gary Neal who had 25 points and five assists, while Patty Mills added 23 points, with coach Gregg Popovich resting key stars ahead of the play-offs with injuries taking their toll on the roster.
It is a frustrating time for Spurs fans, with Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw and Manu Ginobili all suffering from injury issues.
It looked like it wouldn’t matter until Curry heated up in the fourth quarter, in what could well be a preview of the opening play-off series should the Warriors slip up and allow the Rockets to snatch sixth spot.
The Spurs end the regular season against the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the Warriors take on the Trail Blazers. However, both teams will now have their sights set on the bigger prize with the post season starting on the weekend.