Steph Curry will have to wait at least one more game to win the three-point shooting crown from Ray Allen after being limited to just three points in the Golden State Warriors’ 102-93 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Curry, who needs another seven threes to break Allen’s all-time record of 2,973, was limited to just 18 points against the Sixers as Matisse Thybulle put on a defensive masterclass.
Thybulle locked Curry from buzzer to buzzer, walking away with two clutch blocks and never letting the seven-time NBA All-Star have room.
Joel Embiid then took the reins on the offensive end of the ball, posting 26 points and nine assists to doom the Warriors to their fifth loss of the season.
The Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to seven with a dominant 123-98 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Washington kept pace with Utah early on before the Jazz blew the Wizards out of the water with a second half of 73 points.
Donovan Mitchell led the way for Utah with 28 points, while Bradley Beal scored the best point for the Wizards with 21.
The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat also had big wins, while the Los Angeles Clippers narrowly avoided a shock loss to the Orlando Magic.
Reggie Jackson hit a jumper in the dying seconds to seal the difficult 106-104 win.
Elsewhere, the Memphis Grizzlies got off to a flying start to a seven-point victory over the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 117-103.