Golden State Warriors: 4 Takeaways From Game 2 Win

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1.  The “Splash Bothers” are in full force

May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates after his team

Thompson lit it up for the entire first half, scoring 29 of his 34 in a hail of three-pointers.

So far this series, he’s been very quiet, leaving most of the scoring between the duo to Stephen Curry. That was almost enough in Game 1, and has been enough in some other games.  This time, it was Curry’s turn to take the backseat. He shot a disappointing 7-of-20 from the field, and 2-of-6 from long-range, along with only shooting 66.7 percent (6-of-9) from the charity stripe.  He still logged 22 points, but considering that that’s how many he dropped in Game 1′s third quarter, his performance was a bit lackluster. Still, he remains the Warriors’ leading scorer.

Despite all that, the “best shooting backcourt in he history of the game” accounted for 56 of the Warriors’ 100 points, showing that even if the team’s resident superstar calms down a bit, this pair of young shooters can tear any opponent apart. And if both get rolling at the same time, game over.

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