Is Stephen Curry playing tonight? Star guard's status for breaking 3-point record in Warriors vs. Knicks

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The NBA’s 3-point record will soon be Stephen Curry’s.

Following Golden State’s win over Indiana on Monday, the Warriors star is only one 3-pointer away from tying Hall of Famer Ray Allen for first place on the NBA’s all-time leaderboard and two 3-pointers away from overtaking him.

Curry is averaging a career-high 5.4 3-pointers on 13.4 attempts per game this season. History is on the line the next time he takes the court.NBA League Pass: Sign up to unlock live out-of-market games (7-day free trial)

Is Stephen Curry playing tonight?

The Warriors are back in action on Tuesday when they head to New York to face the Knicks.Initially, Curry’s availability for Golden State’s matchup with Indiana the day before was up in the air. On Dec. 10, NBA Insider Marc Stein reported that the Warriors were “weighing a night of rest” for the two-time MVP in Indiana. Two days later, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported that all of Golden State’s veterans were expected to play against Indiana, including Curry. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr then revealed after shootaround on Monday that Curry would play.With the Warriors traveling to New York for the second game of a back-to-back set, Kerr joked that he was going to give Curry a night off.
Steve Kerr: “I’m resting Steph tomorrow”

He was joking

“Couldn’t resist”

Curry will play in MSG vs Knicks, two 3s from the record pic.twitter.com/uS5FfgeR7I
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 14, 2021

Kerr’s comments came before news broke that the Warriors would have to stay in Indiana overnight because of mechanical issues with their plane.The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson tweeted that it’s “not crazy to think travel issues could force [Kerr’s] hand,” but added that Curry “would likely need to be kidnapped to not carry out this career moment in MSG.”
Steve Kerr joked he was sitting Curry in New York. But it’s not crazy to think travel issues could force his hand – depending on when they get to NYC. Morning flights, even a two-hour one, stands to impact team breakfast, shootaround and sleep patterns. Plus traveling is tiring.
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) December 14, 2021

With all that said, Steph Curry would likely need to be kidnapped to not carry out this career moment in MSG. He may be tired. But he has two days off before Boston and the chance for a lifetime moment. It’s unfortunate but the moment is still the moment
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) December 14, 2021

The Warriors had not submitted an injury report as of 9:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday.Through 26 games this season, Curry is averaging 27.0 points, 6.3 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals on 43.2 percent shooting from the field and 40.1 percent from 3-point range. He’s missed one game with a bruised hip.MORE: Ranking the 11 best 3-point shooters in NBA history

Warriors upcoming schedule 2021-22

The Warriors are currently in the middle of a five-game road trip. Following their meeting with the Knicks, they will travel to Boston and Toronto before returning home for a matchup with Sacramento on Dec. 20.

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV

Tue, Dec. 14
at New York
7:30 p.m.
TNT
Fri, Dec. 17
at Boston
7:30 p.m.
ESPN
Sat, Dec. 18
at Toronto
7:30 p.m.

Mon, Dec. 20
vs. Sacramento
10 p.m.