Blazers end season with 13th straight loss

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, reaches in on Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry set a NBA single-season record for 3-pointers with 272 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-88 on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams.

It was the 13th straight loss for the Blazers, equaling the franchise record set in the 1971-72 season.

Curry surpassed Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point total of 269 set in 2005-06. Needing two for the record, Curry opened the game with two straight misses from beyond the arc, but hit his first midway through the first quarter before making the record-breaker with 6:49 to go in the second.

His backcourt teammate Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points. Golden State (47-35) had to wait for the game between the Lakers and Rockets to finish before learning their first-round opponent in the playoffs.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and a season-high 21 rebounds for Portland (33-49), which lost its eighth straight at home.

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