Earlier this month on February 6th, the Saturday night matchup between the Warriors and the Thunder was a shooting spree for Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Russell Westbrook. In case you missed that game, tonight's was one that we hope you were able to bear witness to this epic battle between two of the best in the NBA's domineering Western Conference. The Thunder had redemption in their sights for their 8-point loss to the Dubs earlier this month at home.
This night was different because it was a tight game went back and forth with a margin of no more than 12 points by the Thunder in the fourth quarter. And tons of records were set. At one point in the second half with an ankle injury, Curry left the game but he came back soon after. The Warriors used the Splash Brothers to storm back. Klay Thompson hit a 3 in the corner to cut the lead to 100-99. That was the first three from any other player besides Curry all night. But KD being KD, Durant hit a three-pointer to put the Warriors up 103-99 with 14.5 seconds left. Durant finished with 37 points.
Then Thompson scored a lay-up to cut the lead to two, and the Thunder soon after turned the ball over and fouled Andre Iguodala with 0.7 seconds left to push the game to overtime.
This is when Curry went off. He beat his own record making 287 three-point field goals in a season on this crazy shot. He hit a total of 286 last season— and it's only February.
Kevin Durant would foul out in the first minute of the extra period, so Curry took full advantage and hit this sick 32-foot three-pointer to beat the Thunder as time expired.
Curry AGAIN! Dude tied the NBA record with 12 threes made in a game, and is now at 288 three-point field goals this season on this crazy game-winner. The Warriors won 121-118, and Curry finished with 46 points. With this win, the Warriors made history as the first team to be the fastest to clinch a playoff spot. It's only FEBRUARY! We are still about a month-and-a-half away from the playoffs. SMH. And if you think they can't get past 72 wins, think again.
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