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Warriors' Stephen Curry on verge of 3-point record

Wednesday - 4/17/2013, 3:33am  ET

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after making a three-point basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. Golden State won 116-106. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry is two shots shy of setting a new NBA standard, and the question circulating around the Golden State Warriors locker room ahead of the season finale at Portland on Wednesday night is when -- not if -- he will break Ray Allen's single-season record of 269 3-pointers.

"He should be done with that by the end of the first quarter," guard Jarrett Jack said.

With the way Curry has shot the ball this season, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

The rejuvenated Warriors point guard, with his twice surgically repaired right ankle no longer an issue, has shown just what he can do in a season of near-perfect health. He is shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc and is averaging almost 3
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