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Casspi and Curry Duel in Second Quarter

The first and seventh ranked three-point shooters by percentage squared off in an epic second quarter shoot-out.
by Jason Wise
Director, Digital

Omri Casspi may have just fully announced his arrival on the national stage by squaring off with the reigning MVP Stephen Curry on Monday night in Oakland.

Casspi, who's 51 percent clip from deep leads the League, recorded a career-high 36 points on the night, but it was a three minute and 15 second burst between the two top 10 three-point shooters that stole the show.

In that three-plus minute stretch, Casspi (four) and Curry (five) combined to hit nine three-pointers while recording 29 of the game's combined 31 points.

The duel had Twitter buzzing and No. 18's name was trending nation-wide for over three hours following the game.

"Omri Casspi was going and it turned into a show," said Warriors interim coach Luke Walton after the contest. "The fact that Omri got going is definitely part of the reason why Steph turned it up.”

The sixth-year forward recorded a career-best 21-point second quarter, while setting a Warriors franchise record for most three-pointers made by an opponent in a half with seven.

“That last four minutes of the second quarter was crazy," said Kings head coach George Karl. "Casspi made one from 26 (feet), Curry made one from 30 and Casspi made one from 32, and then Curry made one from 35. I don’t know how far out they were, but they looked like they were way out. It took a long time to get to the rim. Everyone was in the bottom. It was great.”

Regardless of the game's outcome, we recommend you watch the below highlight of that scoring spree and enjoy Kings Play-by-Play Announcer Grant Napear's emphatic call!


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