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Warriors Edge Pacers

Stephen Curry came up just short of Ray Allen's 3-point record Monday night. He still walked away with a win - and a smile.


The 33-year-old sharp-shooting guard made five 3s, scored 26 points and rallied the Golden State Warriors to a 102-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers.


He's two treys short of surpassing Allen, something he's likely to do Tuesday night on the NBA's grandest stage, Madison Square Garden. Allen made 2,973 during his 18-year career.


In Indianapolis, the near-sellout crowd was less interested in the final result than seeing history. Fans roared each time Curry lined up a 3, gasped when he drove to the basket and erupted each time he inched closer to Allen's mark.


For the final 90 seconds, everyone inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse was standing. Some stuck around to give the two-time MVP and three-time NBA champ a proper sendoff after he finished postgame interviews.


But this was not the indomitable Curry everyone expected. He missed his first three beyond the arc, finished 5 of 15 on 3s - and some were badly off the mark. Clearly, he was pressing. Even Warriors coach Steve Kerr noted Curry had been trying too hard over the past several games.


The Pacers defense made it awfully challenging. It constantly tried to run Curry and his teammates off the 3-point line and for most of the night it worked. Indiana, led by Domantas Sabonis' 30 points and 11 rebounds, just couldn't do it long enough to close out a fourth consecutive win.


Caris LeVert finished with 19 points and Myles Turner had six points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Indiana. 


The Pacers are in Milwaukee on Thursday for their first road game in December.

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