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Best way to break a slump: Break a record

Stephen Curry sinks an NBA record 13 three-pointers against the Pelicans on Monday. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

That's what Stephen Curry did on Monday night setting an NBA single-game record with 13 made 3-pointers in a 116-106 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 13th make topped a record that he held with Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant, who made 12 3-pointers in January 2003. Curry's slump, which came in the Warriors' 20-point loss to the Lakers on Friday, snapped a streak of 157 games with a made 3-pointer.

According to Elias Sports Bureau research, Curry became the third player in NBA history to have double-digit 3-point makes to follow up a game in which they made zero (Mario Chalmers, Ty Lawson - 10).

How he did it

The Pelicans made a point to guard Curry at the 3-point line, but to no avail. Curry was contested on 15 of his 17 3-point attempts and made 12 of those shots (80 percent), his best percentage on such shots this season. His fellow Warriors combined to shoot 1-of-13 on contested 3-pointers. Curry was assisted on 10 of his 13 makes, four which came from Draymond Green, including the record breaker.

Curry also hit three of his shots from deep while in transition, after hitting five 3-pointers in transition in his first six games.

Smashing records

Curry now holds four of the nine regular-season records for connecting on the long-range jumper: 3-pointers in a game (13), 3-pointers in a season (402), seasons leading the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (4), and consecutive games with a 3-pointer (157).

With his performance Curry also notched his 14th 40-point game since the start of last season, breaking a tie with James Harden for the most in the NBA over that span.

The other guys

Kevin Durant extended his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 71 straight games. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, that ties Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the fifth-longest such streak in NBA history.

Anthony Davis has now scored a combined 78 points against the Warriors in two games this season (both losses) after scoring 68 points in three games last season.