Clippers fall victim to Curry’s three-point barrage in third quarter
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Well-rested on fresh legs, Stephen Curry found his 3-point touch during one phenomenal flurry in one game-breaking quarter.
Draymond Green got hit with a technical while walking away and let his usual fire fly at coach Steve Kerr in the aftermath. They laughed about it later.
Kevin Durant brought some postgame comedy — “I got a couple of jokey jokes.” The Golden State Warriors returned to full strength and sure look poised to play for the long haul.
Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point barrage over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the two-time reigning MVP also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Warriors used a big second half to beat the Clippers 123-113 on Thursday night.
“I’m not sure what needed to happen but I know we took that quarter over, and it was pretty spectacular,” Green said. “It was a fun night.”
Oh, and they have put up 400 points over the past three games against Los Angeles.
Curry’s four-point play with 30.7 seconds left in the third and buzzer-beating 3 to punctuate the one-sided period propelled Golden State. Curry and KD combined for eight of their team’s nine 3-pointers in the third.
The Warriors scored 50 points in the quarter after trailing 61-49 at halftime. It was the NBA’s first 50-point quarter since the Lakers had 51 against the Knicks on March 25, 2014.
“That’s a lot of points. Is that the most we’ve had all season in a quarter?” Klay Thompson said. “Being down 12 was good for us because it…