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Photo: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Steph Curry made history Tuesday night at basketball's Mecca, hitting his 2,974th career three-pointer in a 105-96 win over the Knicks to pass Ray Allen for most all time.

  1. Curry: 2,977
  2. Allen: 2,973
  1. Reggie Miller: 2,560
  2. James Harden: 2,509
  3. Kyle Korver: 2,450
"I never wanted to call myself the greatest shooter until I got that record. I'm comfortable saying that now."
Hang it in the Louvre. Photo: Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images

The scene: Curry entered the game needing two threes to break the record, hitting his first attempt just over a minute after the opening tip.

"No better scenario than having Ray in the building and Reggie on the call. ... My respect for [them], guys who set the bar for what it meant to be a sharpshooter ... I've tried to own that in my journey."
"I pride myself on shooting a high percentage, I pride myself on that helping us win games. Now I can pride myself on the longevity of getting to that number Ray set, hopefully pushing it to a number nobody can reach."
Curry, after the game

The big picture: Curry's record-breaking three came 4,428 days after his first one, and in that time he's become the catalyst that changed the league forever.

  • In his rookie season (2009-10), teams attempted 18.1 threes a game. Now it's up to 35.4 as the league has evolved around the analytics his transcendent play helped unearth.
  • "What he's done has just completely redefined what's a good shot," said coach Steve Kerr. "It's amazing how much he's impacted the game both strategically and artistically."

The bottom line: Curry's been the greatest shooter on Earth for the better part of a decade. On Tuesday night, he made it official.

Go deeper: Charting Steph's greatness (Twitter)

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a speech this week. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The U.S. needs to focus on increasing its productive potential, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told world leaders Friday, calling for what she terms "modern supply side economics."

Why it matters: She co-opted a phrase traditionally used by political conservatives to describe low-tax and deregulatory policies — and framed the Biden administration's initiatives as the best path forward to achieve greater national prosperity.

National Archives releases Trump White House records to Jan. 6 panel

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The National Archives on Thursday evening released records of former President Trump's White House to the House Jan. 6 Select Committee, the agency said.

Why it matters: The committee now has documents that Trump attempted to keep hidden, arguing that their release would undermine his executive privilege.