Curry goes for 51 points as Warriors roll Magic

Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Stephen Curry came into Thursday night's game needing just one 3-pointer to set a new NBA record for consecutive games with a trey.

He ended up with 10 of them - only two off the NBA single-game record - and finished with 51 points as the Golden State Warriors rolled the Magic 130-114 in Orlando.

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Curry was defended physically by Orlando's Victor Oladipo early in the game, but, like clockwork, the reigning league MVP exploded in the third quarter, scoring 24 of his 51, punctuated by a half-court buzzer-beater.

Curry shot 20-of-27 from the floor and 10-of-15 from deep in his third 50-point game this season. He's the first player to have three 50-plus performances in one season since LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in 2008-09.

He scored 42 in Wednesday's win over the Miami Heat.

It's also the seventh time in NBA history a player scored 50 points and made 10 treys in a single game - and Curry is responsible for four of them.

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