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Warriors at All-Star Weekend: Notes and Numbers
A few notes and numbers on the Warriors at All-Star Weekend.
It’s only fitting that in a season in which Golden State has occupied the league’s spotlight since Day 1, the Warriors will be as well represented as ever at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. The festivities are underway and will culminate with the annual All-Star Game on Sunday night. Stephen Curry was voted in as an All-Star starter for the third-straight year, and he is joined in Toronto by both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who were named Western Conference All-Star reserves.
The Dubs’ trio marks the first time since 1976 that the Warriors have had three players in the All-Star Game, and the fifth time in the team’s West Coast Era (since 1962-63). It’s also just the fourth time in NBA history that a team has had three of its players that the team drafted outside the top-five selected to the All-Star Game in the same season. Here are a few more notes and numbers to get you ready for the next few days:
- Stephen Curry was named an All-Star starter for the third consecutive year and will become the first Warrior since Rick Barry (1974-76) to start the All-Star Game in three-straight seasons.
- Curry is the 12th player in franchise history to be selected to at least three All-Star Games.
- Curry won the Three-Point Contest last season with an event record score of 27. Curry hit 13-straight threes in the championship round, the second-most consecutive shots made in the history of the event and most in the finals. It was Curry’s first win in four career tries, and the first for a member of the Warriors since the event’s inception in 1986.
- Curry is looking to become the first NBA player to win back-to-back Three-Point Contests since Jason Kapono in 2007-08.
- Klay Thompson will play in his second-straight All-Star Game after being selected as a Western Conference All-Star Reserve for the second-consecutive season.
- This will be Thompson’s third-straight trip to All-Star Weekend after participating as a member of the Sophomore Team in the Rising Stars Challenge in 2013.
- It will also be the second-straight year in which Thompson takes part in the Three-Point Contest. Thompson made 24 threes in the first round last year before finishing third in the final round behind Kyrie Irving and reigning champion Stephen Curry.
- Draymond Green is making his first All-Star appearance.
- Green is the fourth second-round draft pick in the Warriors’ West Coast Era to be selected to the All-Star Game and first since Phil Smith in 1977.
- Green will participate in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night and will be the second Warrior ever to appear in the event (first since Stephen Curry won it in 2011).
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