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Stephen Curry breaks 3-point record; Hawks throw shade on Twitter

So, Stephen Curry did what we all expected him to do Wednesday night in Portland by breaking Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point record. He eclipsed the mark on his second three midway through the second quarter. He added two more the rest of the night and set the new record at 272.

The Hawks were not impressed. For some reason, their Twitter account chimed in with the following after Curry broke the record (tweet is still up as of these words):

Shade.

But, yes, Kyle Korver currently has made at least one 3-pointer in 73-consecutive games. And yes, that’s pretty impressive. But it’s not a record. (Dana Barros holds that record with 89-straight games.) Meaning that someone has already done what Korver has accomplished. Meanwhile, nobody has made more three pointers in a season than Curry. Why is this even a discussion?

We don’t know what the Hawks, or more likely some intern, were trying to accomplish. But if your best comeback is along the lines of, “Oh yeah! Well, Kyle Korver did this…,” we’re pretty sure you’re setting yourself up for a loss.

The Warriors got wind of the tweet and sent a restrained, polite, probably insincere response:

The Hawks replied back trying to save face:

It really amounts to the worst Twitter war ever. But by then it was too late. The damage was done. The Hawks’ Twitter mentions were set on fire by insulted basketball fans and Warriors homers. A small sampling:

And in case you were wondering, Curry’s made at least one 3-pointer in 68 of his last 69 games. Not the same as 73-straight but it’s closer than Korver’s 189 threes this season are to Curry’s 272. So, great burn, Hawks.

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