Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant become 1st trio in last 25 years to score 25+ in 30 minutes or less
The Golden State Warriors sweet-shooting triumvirate of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant all showed up in their marquee match-up against the Denver Nuggets, and notched a pretty significant feat along the way.
The three All-Stars each scored 25 or more points all in under 30 minutes of action. According to Sportscenter on Twitter, they are are only trio do this in the past 25 seasons, and this is the second time they have done so.
Klay, Steph and KD all had at least 25 points in 30 minutes or less.
They're the only trio to do that in the last 25 seasons … and they've now done it twice. pic.twitter.com/VQ37GWmKGI
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 16, 2019
Without a doubt, Curry, Thompson, and Durant are three of the best shooters and scorers in the world. And this is what makes Golden State such a deadly team.
At any given night, any one of their stars can go off. It’s just unfortunate for the Nuggets that all three did so on Tuesday night.
The Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson each had 31 points apiece, while KD added 27. Curry shot 10-of-18 from the floor, while Thompson made 13 of his 19 attempts. Durant was also his ultra-efficient self, converting on 11 of his 15 takes from the field. The trio combined for 18 threes on the night – Curry had eight, while Thompson and KD knocked down five each.
It seems like the Warriors really marked this game on their calendars. They were clicking on all cylinders tonight as they destroyed Denver in front of their home crowd, 142-111, to snatch back the top seed in the Western Conference.
The defending champions put Denver on notice early on, as they had one of the most scintillating quarters in NBA history, scoring 51 points and converting 10 three-pointers in the first period to completely rattle the Nuggets.
At times this season, Golden State hasn’t really been as dominant as they were tonight. But when the back-to-back champs serious, there’s really nothing anyone or any team in the league can do about it.