Sweet shot: Stephen Curry hits NBA-record 13 3-pointers, Warriors win 116-106 over Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans' Tim Frazier loses the ball while being guarded by Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
New Orleans Pelicans' Tim Frazier loses the ball while being guarded by Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry made an NBA-record 13 3-pointers on the way to 46 points, grabbing back the spotlight from new Golden State star Kevin Durant in the Warriors’ 116-106 victory against the winless New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

The two-time reigning MVP hit 13 of 17 3s in his seventh career game with double digit 3-pointers and shot 16 for 26 overall. He raised his right arm and pounded his chest, then let out a “Whoo!” when he reached the record with 2:23 to go.

It was his first 40-point performance this season after he led the NBA with 13 such games last season. Fans chanted “M-V-P!”

Durant did just fine for himself, too, finishing with 22 points.

Klay Thompson scored 24 points as the Splash Brothers looked far more in sync from long range at last.

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