Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors point guard, finished with a stat line of 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in Saturday's game three against the Utah Jazz. This game was somewhat quiet by some accounts given Curry was shooting below par that night.

However, despite Curry's struggles at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the Warriors took a 3-0 series lead as they ran away with a 102-91 victory and along with the win the reigning MVP made history along the way.

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Notwithstanding the fact that Curry made only three three-pointers, it was enough for him to move past Chauncey Billups into the 8th spot on the all-time three-pointers made in the playoffs.

Curry continues his quest for being one of the greatest shooters

Curry made six three-pointers behind 7th place Pual Pierce and is currently three ahead of Chauncey Billups. Stephen Curry currently has a total of 270 three-pointers made in the playoffs. He has played in 65 playoff games so far in his career and averaged 4.2 three-pointers per game.

Can the duo of Durant and Curry be stopped - SFGate - sfgate.com
Can the duo of Durant and Curry be stopped - SFGate - sfgate.com

That's 81 games less than Chauncey Billups did to achieve his total three-pointers.

The Warriors have gotten off to a great start this post-season. Along with the 1988-89 Detriot Pistons, they are the only two teams to win seven straight playoff games after losing game 7 of the previous season. The Warriors will look to break this record in Monday's Game 4 against the Jazz.

Durant is also breaking records

Kevin Durant, a superstar of the Golden State Warriors, finished with a 38 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday night during the Game 3 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday evening.

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With this stat line, he became the first Warriors player since Nate Thurmond to have back to back 25 point and ten rebound games.

Appearing in 54 postseason games with the Warriors, Thurmond averaged 46 minutes and had an incredible stat line of 25.4 points, 17.8 rebounds, and 5.2 assists during the 1972 playoffs.

Thurmond has been inducted into the hall of fame, and was a seven-time all start, a five All-Defensive Team selection and was a member of the All-rookie team in the 1963-64 season.

The 2007-08 Rookie of the Year and eight-time All-Star Kevin Durant is following up his excellent first season with the Warriors with even more great play in the playoffs. In this year's playoff series, Durant who has been playing an average of 32.4 minutes per game, has an average of 24.4 points on 53.0 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from three, 8.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and one block.

Can anyone stop this record-breaking duo?

The controversial move to the Golden State Warriors this past offseason was seen as an easy way to win a title.

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During Durant's playing days for the Oklahoma City Thunder, he averaged 28.8 points on just 45.5 percent shooting from the field overall, including 32.9 percent from a three point range per contest over the course of six postseason runs.

While he has played a shorter period with the Golden State Warriors than with the Thunder, it seems that Durant's ability had improved playing with the likes of Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. This was what many predicted before Durant stepped Into a Warriors uniform.

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The Warriors quest to win a second NBA title is still a long way to go. Despite this, The Warriors currently have a 3-0 series advantage against the Jazz and swept their first round matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. Unless the Jazz manages to pull off a miraculous comeback, it will be either the Houston Rockets or the San Antonio Spurs who will play Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

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