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Thompson Goes Off for 40 in Win Over the Pacers

Curry Tallies 9th Double-Double as Warriors Win 13th Straight at home
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Warriors guard Klay Thompson caught fire in the second half and the Dubs rode that momentum to a 117-102 win over the Pacers on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors guard scored 27 of his 40 points in the third and fourth quarters, falling just one-point shy of a career-high. After trailing by as many as 11 points in the second quarter, the Dubs went ahead for good when Thompson drilled one of his six 3-pointers on the night in the opening minute of the third period. That trey started a 10-0 spurt to open the second half and was part of a larger 18-1 run that put the Warriors in front for good.

Thompson had eight of the team’s 10 points during that run and he later went on his own 12-3 spurt over a 2:30 stretch of the third and fourth quarters.

Thompson’s brilliance overshadowed an otherwise stellar game from fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry, who became the fastest player in NBA history to surpass 1,000 made 3-pointers. Curry achieved that feat in 369 games, besting the previous mark by Dennis Scott by 88 games.

Curry finished with 21 points and a season-high 15 assists for his ninth double-double of the season. Marreese Speights had 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and David Lee matched a season-high with 13 points in 17 minutes.


Warriors Beat Pacers 117-102

The Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers 117-102 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.

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Warriors Beat Pacers 117-102

The Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers 117-102 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.
Jan 7, 2015  |  02:26

Stephen Curry's 1,000th Three-Pointer

Warriors guard Stephen Curry reaches the 1,000 three-point mark faster than anyone in NBA history with this shot.
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Nightly Notable: Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson scores 40 points as the Warriors defeat the Magic.
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Oop to Speights

Draymond Green throws the alley-oop to Marreese Speights for the emphatic flush.
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Curry's Incredible And-one

Stephen Curry slices inside and makes an incredible and-one layup.
Jan 6, 2015  |  00:00

Sick Put Back by Barnes

Harrison Barnes follows the miss with a filthy put back dunk.
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Lob to Bogut

Shaun Livingston lobs it up to Andrew Bogut for the slam.
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Klay to the Cup

Stephen Curry deflects the steal and Klay Thompson takes off for the jam.
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Pacers vs. Warriors

Klay Thompson scores 40 points, and the Warriors put away the Pacers 117-102 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.
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Curry Nets 1,000th Triple

Stephen Curry sinks his 1,000th career 3-pointer against the Pacers on Wednesday night.
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Klay Drops 40

Klay Thompson scores a game-high 40 points in the Warriors win over the Pacers.
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Andrew Bogut returned to action in the victory – the team’s 13th straight at home – after missing the last month with a knee injury, and had four points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes.

The Dubs shot 26-for-43 (60.5 percent) in the second half on the way to their fifth straight win – the last four of which have been decided by at least 15 points, but it didn’t start out so pretty. Sluggish play from the home team and quality play from Indiana’s Solomon Hill (21 points) and Luis Scola (14 points) resulted in the Warriors trailing by as many as 11 points in the second quarter. But the Warriors finally woke up and went on a 13-4 run late in the second period, and Stephen Curry then nailed a 28-foot 3-pointer to tie the game at 50-50 going into halftime.

Now 28-5 on the season and 11-0 against the Eastern Conference, the Warriors will close out their six-game homestand on Friday night when they host the Cavaliers in a matchup presented by Under Armour.


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