The Warriors scored a season-high 157 points and defeated the Blazers 157-101 in Portland to secure the sixth seed in the 2023 NBA Playoffs. In addition, the Warriors tied a franchise record with 27 3-pointers made.
The Warriors scored an NBA record 55 points in the first quarter, with Klay Thompson establishing the tone with 17 points and five 3-pointers. The Warriors concluded the regular season with two consecutive road victories and eight of their final 10 games.
|Curry – 26||Looney – 8||DiVincenzo – 8|
|Moody – 25||Payton II – 8||Curry – 7|
|Poole – 21||Kuminga – 7||Kuminga – 6|
|Mays – 21||Sharpe – 7||Mays – 12|
|Sharpe – 18||Mays/Minaya – 4||Sharpe – 4|
|Williams – 17||Watford/Williams – 4||Watford – 4|
Quarter-Setting NBA Record
Klay Thompson scored 14 of the Warriors’ initial 16 points as the Dubs established an NBA record with 55 points in the first quarter. With five first-quarter 3-pointers, Thompson joined Stephen Curry and James Harden as the only players in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season. In addition, Thompson led the NBA in 3-pointers made for the first time in his career. In the first quarter, the Dubs made 12 three-pointers and had 18 assists with no turnovers. In NBA history, fifty-five points are the second-most scored in any quarter, trailing only the Buffalo Braves’ 58 points against the Celtics in 1972.
On Sunday, Stephen Curry (26), Jordon Poole (21), and Klay Thompson (20) scored a combined 67 points and made 15 3-pointers. The Splash Trio has made more 3-pointers than any other triumvirate in NBA history this season (788), eclipsing Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green in 2015-16. (779).
Jordan Poole and Kevon Looney have played in every game this season as of Sunday’s contest. Jordon Poole tallied 21 points in just 17 minutes on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from deep. In 21 minutes, Kevon Looney tallied four points, pulled down eight rebounds, and dished out four assists.