Stephen Curry sets Finals record with six 3-pointers in first quarter

The Boston Celtics may want to start guarding Stephen Curry more tightly.

Otherwise, the NBA Finals could be over soon.

Curry broke the record Thursday night in the opening 12 minutes of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. During that time, he hit six 3-pointers for the Golden State Warriors, breaking the NBA Finals record for most made in a quarter.

Curry actually already holds the record with Ray Allen and Kenny Smith for a fifth. Now, he is sitting on the top alone.

He also passed James Worthy in the first half to move up to 13th on the Finals all-time scoring list. He is the most active player on the list outside of LeBron James, who ranks second with 1,562 points, about 100 points shy of Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 12.

The Celtics entered the half with a narrow 56-54 advantage at Chase Center. Curry had 21 points at halftime, all from the first quarter, as he shot 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.

This article will be updated with more information soon.

Stephen Curry dropped 21 points in the first quarter on Thursday night and broke his own NBA record in the process. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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