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Warriors Lose to Thunder Despite 40 Points and 10 Threes from Curry

Klay Thompson Moves to 11th All-Time in Made 3-Pointers

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit 10 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough as the Warriors lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-128 on Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Having lost seven consecutive road games, the Dubs are amidst their third-longest road losing streak under Steve Kerr. The Dubs are now 7-25 away from home this season.

The Warriors found themselves down double-digits in the first quarter — their sixth straight game trailing by 10 or more in the first half. Then, in the second quarter, the Warriors rallied behind a 19-2 run, taking a three-point lead after a Curry 3-pointer. However, the Thunder regained the advantage heading into halftime and secured the nine-point victory. Shai Gilegous-Alexander led the Thunder with 33 points and Josh Giddey recorded a triple-double, including a game-high 17 assists. Klay Thompson scored 23 points for the Warriors and moved into 11th place on the all-time made 3-pointers list.

Highlights: Golden State Warriors vs. Thunder – 3/7/23

Team Leaders
Curry - 40Curry - 6Green - 11
Thompson - 23DiVincenzo - 6Curry - 7
Kuminga - 21Looney - 5DiVincenzo - 7
Gilgeous-Alexander - 33Giddey - 11Giddey - 17
Dort - 18Dort - 8Gilgeous-Alexander - 6
Giddey - 17Jay. Williams - 6Jay. Williams - 2

Too Much Firepower
Heading into Tuesday's game, the Oklahoma City Thunder were the second-highest scoring team in the league averaging 118.2 points per game. They showed that offensive firepower in this game, scoring 68 points in the first half and 137 points in total. The Thunder hit eight 3-pointers in the first quarter and every player who received minutes hit at least one 3-pointer. Offense was not the issue for the Dubs, who scored 64 points in the first half and 128 overall. They were just unable to match the production of the Thunder.

Curry Hits Season-High for Threes
In his second game back from a leg injury, Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a season-high 10 3-pointers. Curry has 23 games with 10 or more 3-pointers in his career. Curry shot 10-for-16 from behind the arc (62.5%) and 14-for-23 (60.9%) overall. He was also tied for first on the team in rebounds (6) and second in assists (7). 

Highlights: Stephen Curry Drops 40 Points, Hitting 10 3-Pointers vs. Thunder - 3/7/23

Thompson Makes History
On Tuesday night, Klay Thompson passed Paul Pierce for the 11th most 3-pointers made in NBA history. Thompson shot 5-for-13 from three and scored 23 points. Thompson has eclipsed five made 3-pointers 20 times this season, ranking fourth behind Buddy Hield (24), Stephen Curry (22) and Damian Lillard (22).

Klay Thompson Moves into 11th Place on All-Time 3-Pointers List

Draymond Green Double-Double
For the 10th time this season, Draymond Green recorded a double-double, scoring 11 points and dishing out 11 assists. Among non-guards, Green ranks fourth in assists per game (6.8), behind Nikola Jokic (10.0), Domatas Sabonis (7.0) and LeBron James (6.9). Green, who shot 5-for-7 from the field Tuesday, is shooting a career-high 53.2 percent from the field this season.

Another High Scoring Game for Kuminga
For the third time this season, Jonathan Kuminga scored 20 or more points, scoring 21 on 8-for-11 shooting. Kuminga has scored 19 or more points in three of his last four games and double-digits in five of the previous six contests.

Curry Dish, Kuminga Dunk

Up Next
The Dubs remain on the road, taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday (4:30 p.m.; TNT) before heading home for two more nationally televised games against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday (5:30 p.m.; ABC) and Phoenix Suns on Monday (7 p.m.; ESPN, NBCSBA).

Postgame Warriors Talk: Steve Kerr – 3/7/23


  • The loss ended the Warriors’ eight-game winning streak against the Thunder, including a four-game winning streak in Oklahoma City … Prior to tonight, the last time the Thunder defeated the Warriors was on November 25, 2019 (100-97).
  • Golden State leads the regular season series vs. Oklahoma City, 2-1, with the fourth and final meeting scheduled for April 4 at Chase Center, the Warriors’ last regular season home game.
  • The Warriors recorded 36 assists, their 34th 30-assist game this season, tied with Denver for the most this season.
  • Golden State made 20 3-pointers, a league-leading 15th time this season with that many.
  • Oklahoma City outshot Golden State from the field, 53.2 to 52.8 percent, dropping the Warriors to 3-26 this season when outshot by their opponent from the field … The Warriors are now 2-19 this season when an opponent shoots at least 50 percent from the field.
  • The Warriors trailed the Thunder, 105-99, entering the fourth quarter… The Warriors fell to 0-19 on the road this season when trailing after three quarters.
  • Golden State is now 9-3 this season when three Warriors each score at least 20 points
  • In his second game back after missing the previous 11 with a left superior tib/fib sprain, Stephen Curry scored a game-high 40 points, making a season-high 10 3-pointers (all-time NBA-leading 23rd of his career) … Curry extended his NBA-record to 229 consecutive regular season games with at least one 3-pointer … It was Curry’s fifth 40-point game of the season (Warriors 3-2 in those games).
  • Klay Thompson tallied 23 points and has scored 20-or-more points in seven of the last eight games, including the last three … It was his 29th 20-point game of the season… With five 3-pointers, Thompson (2,147) passed Paul Pierce(2,143) to move into 11th place on the NBA all-time 3-pointers made list.
  • Jonathan Kuminga scored 21 points, his third 20-point game of the season and seventh of his career.
  • Draymond Green recorded 11 points and 11 assists for his 10th double-double of the season.
  • Kevon Looney played in his 177th consecutive regular season game (second-longest active streak), matching Harrison Barnes’ streak of 177 (11/6/13-11/27/15). 
  • Jordan Poole scored 11 points off the bench, his 13th consecutive game scoring in double figures.