Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson continue 3-point shooting slumps in Game 4
It’s common knowledge that Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best shooters to ever set foot on an NBA court. Both men typically shoot the 3-ball at a ridiculous clip, and they are a defensive coach’s nightmare. Fortunately for the Houston Rockets, the Splash Brothers have hit a bit of a cold spell.
Through the last two games, Curry and Thompson have combined to shoot 9-of-35 from beyond the arc, good for a measly 26 percent. To put that number in perspective, the average NBA shooter shoots 36 percent from 3-point range.
These two guys are far from average shooters. Curry owns a ridiculous lifetime average of 43 percent from downtown. Thompson is right behind him at 42. It can’t be long before they break out of this funk and catch fire again, and the Warriors need it to happen ASAP.
Even with the duo combining to shoot 25 percent from 3 (5-of-20) in Game 4 of the series, the Warriors lost by a total of four points, 112-108. This was partly due to the brilliance of Kevin Durant, who scored 34 points, and partly due to the fact that Curry shot 80 percent from inside the arc.
If the Splash Brothers can get rolling, the Rockets will have a nearly impossible mountain to climb. They may be able to withstand a good game from just Durant, but if all three heat up, they will be in for some trouble in Game 5.