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Warriors 2022-23 Playoff Milestones

Highlighting Several Historic Milestones the Warriors Set in These Playoffs

In their run to the Western Conference Semifinals, the Warriors set several playoff milestones, including having two shooters separate themselves from the pack (Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson), three of the winningest players in playoff history (Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green), a player who is now 11th on the All-time playoff scoring list (Curry) and a coach with the best All-time playoff win percentage (71.2 percent) among qualifiers (Steve Kerr).

Read below for more on the playoff milestones set by the Warriors in 2022-23.

In these playoffs, Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA Playoff history to hit 600 career postseason threes. In addition, Klay Thompson joined Curry as the only players in NBA history to eclipse 500 made 3-pointers in the playoffs. Only four players have reached 400 playoff threes, with LeBron James and James Harden joining the Splash Brothers.

Curry Beats the Buzzer from Distance

Stephen Curry began the postseason 21st on the All-time playoff scoring list, but after scoring more points (396), making more field goals (145), and more 3-pointers (57) than any other player through two rounds, he jumped to 11th with 3,966 total points scored in his playoff career. Curry passed Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Scottie Pippen, Dirk Nowitzki, Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Havlicek, Larry Bird and Dwyane Wade on the list. Curry is 79 points away from passing Tony Parker and moving into the top 10 in playoff scoring. Curry also became the first player in NBA Playoffs history to score 50 points in a Game 7, which was also his highest-scoring playoff game.  

Highlights: Stephen Curry Becomes First Player Ever to Score 50 Points in Game 7

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green ended these playoffs with 98 career postseason wins as a trio, the third most by a trio in NBA history, only trailing the Spurs’ Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili (126) and the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper (110). Among players with at least 100 playoff games played, Thompson, Green and Curry are all top 10 in win percentage, with Thompson winning 68.4 percent of his games (fourth), Green winning 68.2 percent (sixth) and Curry winning 67.3 percent (eighth).

Highlights: Klay Thompson Records 30 Points in Game 2 Win Over the Lakers

The 2022-23 Warriors became the first defending champion to win a playoff series in which they lost the first two games. The Warriors won the series in seven games, taking Games 3 and 4 at Chase Center and winning Games 5 and 7 in Sacramento. The previous two defending NBA champions that trailed 2-0 in a series were swept in their playoff series (2007 Heat lost to the Bulls 4-0; 2012 Mavericks lost to the Thunder 4-0).

Plays of the Round | Western Conference First Round

Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr ended these playoffs with 99 career playoff coaching wins, tied with Red Auerbach for the seventh-most in NBA Playoff history. Among coaches with 100-plus games coached, Kerr has the best winning percentage (71.2 percent). He has won four championships as a head coach and five more as a player.

Warriors Talk: Steve Kerr 2022-23 End of Season Interview - 5/16/23

The Warriors’ NBA-record streak of 28 consecutive playoff series with a road win was snapped with the team going 0-3 in Los Angeles in the Western Conference Semifinals. That series also marked the Warriors’ first playoff series loss to a Western Conference opponent under Head Coach Steve Kerr (19-1).

Plays of the Round | Western Conference Semifinals

Through two rounds of the postseason, Looney ranked first in total rebounds (170), first in offensive rebounds (61) and second in rebounds per game (13.1). Looney had four games with 20-plus rebounds and set a career-high with 23 rebounds in Game 1 of the second-round series against the Lakers.

Warriors Talk: Kevon Looney 2022-23 Season Exit Interview - 5/13/23

With three double-doubles in these playoffs, Draymond Green became the second active player to eclipse 60 playoff double-doubles (61), joining LeBron James.

Highlights: Draymond Green & Andrew Wiggins Combine for 45 Points in Clutch Game 5 Win Over Lakers

Despite falling short of their fifth championship in nine seasons, the Warriors still showcased one of the most decorated playoff cores in NBA history.