The Warriors went 3-1 this week, winning three straight games against the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers, before losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. The Warriors’ bench was instrumental in their success this week, including Jordan Poole, who took center stage in a fourth-quarter comeback against the 76ers.
Read below for more on Jordan Poole, the bench’s impact, and other notable stats from this week’s action.
For just the second time this season, the Dubs won consecutive road games, defeating the Houston Rockets on Monday and the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Warriors are now 9-29 on the road, but swept the season series with the Rockets (4-0) and won the season series vs. the Mavericks (2-1).
Jordan Poole Reaches 4,000 Career Points
Jordan Poole scored 19 points in the fourth quarter in the Dubs’ 120-112 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Poole set a career-high in fourth quarter scoring and he has only eclipsed 19 points in a quarter two other times this season, scoring 23 points in the second quarter against the Wizards on Jan. 16 and 22 points in the third quarter vs. the Clippers on March 2.
Clutch Bucket for Jordan Poole
Against the 76ers on Friday, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson each made six threes. The Warriors lead the league with nine games in which multiple players have made at least six threes. The Dubs lead the league in 3-pointers made (16.5) and attempted (43.1) and rank third in 3-point percentage (38.2%).
Deep Splash by Jordan Poole
After scoring just five points on 1-for-8 shooting against the Rockets on March 20, Jordan Poole bounced back, averaging a team-high 25.3 points over the next three games. Over that span, Poole shot 50 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from three and 86.4 percent from the free throw line.
Jordan Poole Right Hand Flush
The Warriors had the third-highest-scoring bench this past week, averaging 48.5 points, only trailing the Phoenix Suns (52.0) and Indiana Pacers (49.8). Jordan Poole led the way averaging 20.3 points and Jonathan Kuminga added 12.0 points per game, including a team-high 22 points in a victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Overall, the Dubs rank eighth in bench scoring this season, averaging 37.3 points.
Vicious Slam by Jonathan Kuminga
Before Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Warriors had won nine consecutive home games. The Warriors didn’t lose a home game for 41 days, starting on Feb. 13 and ending on March 26. The Warriors are one of five teams with at least 30 wins at home, joining the Memphis Grizzlies (32), Denver Nuggets (31), Milwaukee Bucks (30) and Cleveland Cavaliers (30).
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With just 96 points vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday, the Warriors scored their fewest points in a home game this season. The Warriors have had seven home games this season scoring less than 110 points, and are 3-4 in those contests. They have three games scoring less than 100 points this season and their season-low 83 points came on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 21.
Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Allowing just 99 points vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday, the Warriors held their opponent under 100 points for the fourth time this season, with all four of those games coming on their home floor. Their fewest points allowed came on March 2, when they allowed just 91 points in a victory over the Clippers.
This week, Klay Thompson became the league leader in 3-pointers made this season with 273, surpassing Buddy Hield. Thompson has played 11 fewer games than Hield, but has made two more triples. Eleven of Thompson's final 12 field goals to close the week were 3-pointers. He knocked down six 3-pointers against the Sixers on Friday and five triples against the Timberwolves on Sunday. Thompson is three 3-pointers shy of a career high 276 threes, set in the 2015-16 season.