OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 7: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 7, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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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!''
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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.