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Warriors Out-Splash Trail Blazers on Record Setting Night

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Combine for 15 3-Pointers and 71 Points in Warriors Victory
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El Nino was in full effect in the Bay Area on Friday night, and that included indoors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors and Trail Blazers combined to make 37 3-pointers – an NBA all-time record – and in the end the Warriors walked away with a 128-112 victory.

Klay Thompson hit the first of his eight 3-pointers one minute into the game, and it continued to rain threes for pretty much the rest of the evening. Thompson made four treys by the midway point of the opening period, and then fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry got in on the action with four triples of the last five minutes of the frame.

By the time the first quarter had come to a close, the Dubs had a 40-spot on the scoreboard, 30 of which were scored by the Warriors’ All-Star guards. The second quarter wasn’t much different, as Thompson knocked down three more treys and the Warriors put up 41 points.

The 81 points was the most in a half in an NBA game this season, and it saw the Warriors shoot 58.7 percent from the field and 56 percent on 3-pointers. The Dubs had it going so much on offense that they took a 21-point lead into the break despite Portland hitting 10 of its 19 3-point attempts over the first two quarters.

Naturally, Curry would open the second half with a 3-pointer, and the Warriors would push their lead to 32 after a few more triples from the Splash Brothers. Thompson paced the Warriors with 37 points and was 8-for-11 from distance, while Curry was 7-for-14 on 3-pointers for 34 points. Draymond Green added 17 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for his 25th double-double of the season.

All told, the Warriors tallied 18 3-pointers in the game, one fewer than Portland. Both teams shot better outside the 3-point line than they did inside of it, and their 37 combined treys was one more than the previous record, set exactly five years ago in a Warriors-Magic game at Oracle Arena (March 11, 2011).

Now winners of 47 straight regular season home games, the Warriors will look to keep their splashing ways intact on Saturday when they play the back end of a back-to-back against the Suns.


Warriors Beat Blazers 128-112

The Warriors beat Portland 128-112 on an NBA-record night for combined made three-pointers at Oracle Arena.

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers - 3/11/16

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Warriors Beat Blazers 128-112

The Warriors beat Portland 128-112 on an NBA-record night for combined made three-pointers at Oracle Arena.
Mar 11, 2016  |  01:57

Splash Brothers Gonna Splash

Klay Thompson shot 8-for-11 from distance and Stephen Curry was 7-for-14 on threes, as the Warriors and Trail Blazers combined for an NBA record 37 3-pointers on Friday night at Oracle Arena.
Mar 11, 2016  |  02:21


Shaun Livingston to Andre Iguodala to Anderson Varejao and ... bucket!
Mar 11, 2016  |  00:14

Thompson Splash Party

Klay Thompson knocks down four 3-pointers in the first quarter of Friday night's game vs. Portland.
Mar 11, 2016  |  00:40

Curry Splash Party

Stephen Curry knocks down four first quarter 3-pointers on Friday night vs. Portland.
Mar 11, 2016  |  00:37

Curry Handles

Stephen Curry shows off his smooth handle and finishes among the trees on Friday night vs. Portland.
Mar 11, 2016  |  00:13

Warriors Talk: Steve Kerr 3.11.16

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks before Friday night's game against Portland at Oracle Arena.
Mar 11, 2016  |  02:06

Warriors Talk: Green and Iguodala 3.11.16

Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala discuss their Friday night matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Mar 11, 2016  |  02:22

This is Why We Play: Chapter 29

More spacing is usually a good thing, and that applies to the Warriors in a number of ways.
Mar 11, 2016  |  01:25

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