Warriors and Kings Set NBA Record with a Combined 41 Three-Pointers

Stephen Curry. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7946500u)

Saturday’s final NBA match was thrilling, edgy, and full of three-pointers. The Golden State Warriors put on a show with 21 three pointers to defeat the Sacramento Kings 127-123. The Kings produced 20 three-pointers, making it 41 three-pointers in total—a new NBA record for most three-pointers in a single game.

Steph Curry, who hit 10 three pointers and a game high 42 points, called the game fun and “pretty crazy” with all the 3s.

“It’s a fun way to play, especially when you’re shooting a high percentage,” said Curry. “You can shoot as many 3s as you want to, but shooting a high percentage the way it was tonight on both ends was pretty crazy.”

Kevin Durant, Quinn Cook, and Klay Thomson combined for nine three pointers while Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green garnered two. Buddy Hield scored eight three-pointers for the Kings while Justin Jackson scored five. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored three while Nemanja Bjelica added two. The Kings had two more three-pointers from Ben McLemore and Yogi Ferrell.

Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr described the match as “an incredible offensive display” and but admitted his side gave away too many pointers through turnovers.

“Just an incredible offensive display by both teams,” Kerr said. “The problem for us was the turnovers (13). Every time we turned the ball over it was a 3 or a dunk. That’s what kept them in the game.”