Klay Thompson Leads Warriors Past Trail Blazers: Curry didn't hit a single 3-pointer

NBA statisticians reported that Curry last played a game without making a three-pointer against Milwaukee on November 8, 2018

by Sededin Dedovic
Klay Thompson Leads Warriors Past Trail Blazers: Curry didn't hit a single 3-pointer
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The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers with a final score of 118:114. However, the win did little to improve their position in the Western Conference, as they still hover outside the top 10 at this point in the season.

The standout feature of the game was undoubtedly the surprising drop shot by Steph Curry, who is widely regarded as the greatest three-point shooter in basketball history. In an unusual twist, Curry failed to sink a single 3-pointer, marking the first time in five years that he has experienced such a drought.

Meticulous records by NBA statisticians revealed that his last game without a three-pointer came on November 8, 2018 against Milwaukee – a whopping 268 games ago. Despite Curry's outing, Warriors coach Steve Kerr emphasized the importance of team dynamics in overcoming individual challenges.

"We can't rely on Steph to solve games every night," Kerr stressed after the match. "This was a difficult game for him, but that's why there is a team, that's what a team is for, to feel when someone is not doing well, so that others get involved."

Thompson led the Warriors this time

Curry's absence from the three-point line allowed Klay Thompson to step into the spotlight as the leading scorer, contributing 28 points, including five successful 3-pointers.

Andrew Wiggins, coming off the bench, added 25 key points to secure the win. This collective effort showed the team's resilience and ability to adapt when their star player faced challenges. The victory was bittersweet for the Warriors as they learned they will be without Draymond Green for an extended period due to his suspension following an altercation with Jusuf Nurkic in the previous game against Phoenix.

With a current 12-14 record, the Warriors continue to strive for consistency in the competitive Western Conference. Meanwhile, Portland is struggling at the bottom of the standings with a record of 6-19, and if they want something more from this season they need to consolidate their ranks and give their best in the rest of the season.

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