Steph Curry is the most prolific 3-point shooter ever, but Klay Thompson’s latest achievement serves as a reminder that Warriors have an embarrassment of fortunes when it comes to trebles.
Thompson lost 32 points to the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night as Golden State clinched the Western Conference Finals victory 120-110 In the Chase Center. He hit 50 percent from behind the three-point line with eight triple kicks.
While his great performance was more than enough to help the warriors They advance to their sixth NBA Finals appearance Within eight years, he also earned Thompson’s place in the record book. His off-the-arc success on Thursday was Thompson’s fifth playoff with eight or more 3-pointers — the most in NBA history.
Thompson passed an impressive list of NBA greats with the achievement, including teammate Curry, Damian Lillard and Ray Allen, all of whom have four such games under their belts.
Five Splash Brother playoffs with eight or more triples Spanning nearly a decadeThe first game took place in 2013 during Game Two of the second round against the San Antonio Spurs. Thompson was shooting 8-of-9 on 3-points that night.
During the 2016 Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thompson sank 11 triples. Exhausted nine three-pointers against the Houston Rockets during the 2018 Western Conference Finals.
In the second round against the Memphis Grizzlies this month, Game 6 Klay made eight three-pointers as well before Curry, Lillard and Allen brilliantly passed three-pointers Thursday night.
Thompson’s record-breaking performance is exactly why he’s half the Splash Brothers, and that wouldn’t be surprising If added to the total Golden State is seeking its fourth NBA title in eight seasons.
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