Steph Curry came off the worst shooting slump of his career and enlisted the help of Klay Thompson, who also hit five 3-pointers, as the duo went back in time with a classic Splash Brothers performance.
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Curry posted his best shooting night (6-for-10 from distance) since Dec. 23 when he went 8-for-14 in a game against Memphis. He finished the game with 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Thompson added 23 points on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range.
The two combined for eleven hit triples.
11—Steph and Klay
10 – Timber Wolves
The Splash Brothers are back.
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— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 28, 2023
In fact, since the New Year, Curry has endured the worst losing streak of his career.
Curry was shooting under 30 percent from long range and just 36 percent from the field heading into Thursday’s game against the Timberwolves, which the Warriors won, 124-115. Last Sunday, he went a measly 1-of-13 from deep for 13 points against Utah.
“Who cares about excuses?” said recently. “Either you make shots or you miss shots. I’ve got to start making some shots.”
He had 12 points against Milwaukee a few weeks ago and nine points against Miami a few weeks earlier.
Furthermore, with the exception of the 2019-20 season, when a shooting hand injury limited Curry to five games, he has never shot below 46% during a season or below 41% from beyond the arc. . He is shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from 3-point range this season.
They are not exactly the numbers of the ‘Greatest shooter of all time’.
However, Curry bounced back against the Wolves in a classic performance with his running mate in the backcourt, Klay Thompson. His shot seemed more natural. Plus steph-I like it.
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 28, 2023
Thursday’s game marked the first time Curry and Thompson each had more than 20 points since the 2019 NBA Finals against Toronto. It’s the 36th time the duo have made five 3-pointers each in the same game, which is 16 more than any pair of teammates in NBA history.
The Warriors are now 5-1 in their current homestand that ends Saturday night when the Nets visit the Chase Center.