The Golden State Warriors have had one of the most historic seasons in NBA history, and they continue to break records. According to USA Today, the backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson became the first duo to make 600-plus combined three-pointers in a season.
While the dynamic duo continues to obliterate offensive records in the NBA, they aren’t taking shine away from other players. The best-shooting duo in the league is only comparable to themselves. The Elias Sports Bureau has the Warriors accounting for the five best single season shooting performances.
With nine games left in the season, Curry’s 350 3-point makes, and Thompson’s 253 3-point makes are far and away the best in league history. As long as the Warriors continue to play out the regular season, they could approach 700 total makes with a hot streak. It appears Thompson is on one of those streaks now. In fact, Thompson won NBA Player of the week in the Western conference.
In the last two games, Thompson has connected on 16 3-pointers, scoring 40 points in back to back contests. Meanwhile, Curry made seven 3-pointers over the last two games, giving the backcourt a total of 23 made threes. If they keep that pace, the Warriors will surpass the 700 mark.
Most combined 3-point makes by teammates in a single season.
1. Stephen Curry (350) Klay Thompson (253) – 603 total makes- 2015-16 season.
2. Stephen Curry (286) Klay Thompson (239) – 525 total makes- 2014-15 season
3. Stephen Curry (261) Klay Thompson (223) – 484 total makes- 2013-14 season
4. Stephen Curry (272) Klay Thomspon (211) – 483 total makes- 2012-13 season
5. Stephen Curry (350) Draymond Green (86) – 436 total makes – 2015-16 season.
As you can see, Curry is on the list twice this season.
Currently, the Warriors are (66-7) and need seven more wins to break the Chicago Bulls (72-10) mark from twenty years ago. Surprisingly, the Warriors only have only have two winning streaks of 10 or more games. They started the season with 24 straight wins, then had an 11 game winning streak, starting with their 132-98 win over Cleveland in January.
So far, the Warriors haven’t lost back to back games. It’s the main reason why they are in contention to break the single season wins record. Out of their nine remaining games, eight are in the playoffs or in contention to make the postseason. Still, six games are at home where the Warriors haven’t lost. According to Inside Bay Area, Steve Kerr is leaving it up to the players, whether to go for the NBA record.
The Warriors still have not solidified the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. They have a 4.5 game lead on the San Antonio Spurs, but with two games left in the series, the Spurs can make a late surge to snag home court advantage. However, the Warriors would need an epic collapse down the stretch to lose the top seed.