What we learned as Curry, Thompson spark Warriors’ skid-busting win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO – Sometimes, the seventh time’s the charm.
The Warriors on Monday night snapped their six-game losing streak to avoid a winless six-game homestand, beating the Houston Rockets 121-116 at Chase Center.
Steph Curry unsurprisingly led the Warriors with 32 points, but this time, Curry received some help. Five Warriors scored in double figures, including a season-high 20 points from Klay Thompson. The Warriors as a team shot 46.8 percent from the field, 48.8 percent from 3-point range and made a season-high 21 3-pointers.
The Rockets took 19 more shots than the Warriors. Life is a bit easier when outside shots are falling for Golden State.
Here are three takeaways from the Warriors improving to 7-8 this season.
What’s a quintessential Chris Paul stat line? Look no further than what Paul produced in the first half as the Warriors led by 10 points. Paul played 17 minutes and was a plus-15 behind seven points, eight assists, five rebounds, one steal and no turnovers.
Paul’s first turnover didn’t come until the opening offensive possession of the fourth quarter when he already was up to a 12-point, 10-assist double-double. His final line was a 15-point, 12-assist double-double on 4-of-7 shooting, along with six rebounds, two steals and that one lone turnover.
The 19-year NBA veteran produced 35 assist points for the Warriors in their win. Nobody was a better recipient than Thompson. While the sharpshooter had his best game of the season, Paul assisted on five of Klay’s seven made shots.
Paul now has three double-doubles this season and four games where he had 10 or more assists.
Klay Joins The 20-Point Club
Playing the Rockets might have been exactly what Thompson needed.
Thompson in the third game of the season scored what still was a season-high 19 points entering Monday against the Rockets on 7-of-12 shooting and 5 of 10 from long distance. Since then, Thompson had averaged a lowly 13 points per game on 37.4 percent shooting, as well as 30.3 percent beyond the arc.
On Monday against…
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Publish date : 2023-11-21 05:38:46
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