NBA: Curry passes 3,500 three-pointers mark as Abdul-Jabbar break hip in fall

Stephen Curry became the first NBA player to make 3,500 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets.
Curry passed the mark midway through the first quarter and finished with 37 points, including six three-pointers, as the Warriors came through 124-120.

The 35-year-old also scored 12 straight points in less than two minutes in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

It ended a three-game losing streak for the Warriors.

Team-mate Klay Thompson, who moved into ninth place on the career three-pointer leaderboard, finished with 24 points while four others scored in double figures for the Warriors.

Cam Thomas had a game-high 41 points for the Nets, who had two shots at either a tie or a lead in the final one minute and 28 seconds before losing for the third time in four outings on a five-game trip.

Meanwhile, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been taken to hospital after breaking his hip in a fall at a concert on Friday.

The 76-year-old, who is the only six-time Most Valuable Player in league history, is set to have surgery in a Los Angeles hospital.

Abdul-Jabbar played in the NBA from 1969-89, winning six championships – five with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He held the NBA career regular-season scoring record of 38,387 points until LeBron James broke it in February.

The 19-time All-Star, who stands at 7ft 2in, still holds the records for regular-season field goals (15,837) and career minutes played (57,446).

He has also had a successful acting career, appearing in films including Airplane! and Glass Onion, as well as featuring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory.

“We are all deeply appreciative of all the support for Kareem, especially from the Los Angeles Fire Department, who assisted Kareem on site, and the amazing medical team and doctors at UCLA Hospital, who are taking great care of Kareem now,” said his business partner Deborah Morales.