The Golden State Warriors‘ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, aka the Splash Brothers, are extremely clutch and their jump shots are extremely deadly. This duo will go down as one of the best shooting backcourts that the NBA has ever seen.
On Tuesday night, in Golden State’s 122-120 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the Splash Brothers completely tore apart Dallas’ defense, putting the league on notice for what is about to come this postseason.
Alone, one of the duo has the ability to completely dominate the game from behind the arc or steal the game in the final seconds. Together though, they have become almost impossible for other defenses to stop. Curry is now the holder of the record for most 3s in a single season and Thompson is the first player in history to make over 500 3-point attempts during his first three seasons. The Splash Brothers have been complete killers on the offensive side of the ball for head coach Mark Jackson and the Warriors.
Tuesday was head coach Jackson’s birthday and the Splash Brothers gave him a great gift. Together, the two had 50 points, shooting 51.2 percent from field goal range, making 21 of their 41 attempts. The duo also shot 41.2 percent from behind the arc, making seven of their 17 attempts.
The Warriors offense completely dominated Dallas throughout this high-scoring game. Curry hit the biggest shot of the game, which came in the final seconds of overtime. He nailed a 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds on the clock, giving the Warriors a two-points lead and a huge road win. This win moved Golden State two games ahead of the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzles for the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference.
These two players have the ability to completely dominate games offensively, and both players have hit some miraculous game-winning shots. The Splash Brothers keep getting better. This duo will be the hardest backcourt for teams to play against during this year’s playoffs. This postseason, Golden State will go as far the the Splash Brothers can take them.