If the Warriors are in a step-by-step mode trying to get out of that hole at the start of the season, they pulled off a notable victory on Sunday with their first road win. improvement to 1-8 away from Chase Center from 127-120 in Houston.
The 0-8 start to the year was the second-worst record in franchise history, behind only the 1989-90 team, who lost their first nine games on the road.
Klay Thompson, whose struggles were well documented at the start of the season, was in great form with 10 3s en route to 41. Stephen Curry added 33 points with seven triples. Do the math, and that’s a total of 17 three-pointers and 74 points from the Splash Brothers.
Add in Andrew Wiggins’ 22 points on 6-of-11-of-3, and that’s a total of 23 three-pointers for Thompson, Curry and Wiggins, more than any trio in NBA history. according to ESPN statistics.
According to Warriors PR, this is the sixth time that Thompson, who scored 20 points in the first nine minutes, has hit at least 10 three-pointers in a single game – the second most such shots in NBA history after Curry. exceptional record 22.
“This is amazing. I’m picky about myself, so I’ve wanted one of these for a long time. And to get one and how to open the floodgates, it’s only from here. I promise you,” Thompson said in his post-match interview. . “I finally feel like myself. My legs feel great. I get to the edge, I take great pictures, and I’m just excited about what’s to come. I won’t lie guys, it was amazing. … I don’t care if it’s a mid-November game. That was great”.
Needless to say, the Warriors were on fire from behind the arc, where they connected as a team with a 51 percent lead. They scored 38 assists. Curry had 15 points. As soon as Thompson got excited, everyone began to look for him. When the Warriors dribble like that, it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to defend them.
It’s a good news.
The bad news is that a literal historical burst of three-point shots was needed to narrowly beat the Rockets, who are tied with the Pistons for the fewest wins (3) in the league. Golden State’s defense has been a rag all season, and it’s been relatively easy for Houston to find quality 120-point shots.
The pace was high, and Golden State in its current form knows it will have to beat teams to win. But it can’t be an overnight formula. However, it was great for one night to see the old Warriors – who have won five of their last seven games – play threes all over the court.