The Splash Brothers have had some incredible moments with the Golden State Warriors. Here are three of their records that will never be broken.
There isn’t much to say that hasn’t already been said about the duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Together, these two marksmen have vaulted the Golden State Warriors into all-time great territory and have set some remarkable records along the way.
The league has some jaw-dropping records that may never be broken. Take Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game or John Stockton’s career assist total. As for the Splash Brothers, the two have notched a few unmatchable feats of their own.
As we await their much-anticipated return to the floor, let’s take a moment to reflect on three records the Splash Brothers have set that will likely never be broken.
Most points in a single quarter – 37 (Klay Thompson)
Thompson has always been one of the league’s most dangerous heat check players. It wasn’t until his game against the Sacramento Kings when we truly saw the damage Thompson could unleash on his opponent.
It began at the nine-minute mark of the third quarter. Thompson rattled off 13 consecutive shots (9-for-9 from deep) and scored 37 points in lightning-quick fashion. He left the entire arena stunned as he finished the game with 52 points.
Only two players have scored 33 or more points in a quarter since 1978. These two players being Carmelo Anthony and George Gervin who are tied for second place.
Single season win record – 73
This is more of a team accomplishment but there is no doubt the Splash Brothers were directly responsible for the Warriors 73-9 season.
Curry’s unanimous MVP campaign is a record of its own that may never be matched (more on this later) but Thompson deserves enormous credit for being the perfect sidekick to Curry.
In this season, Thompson averaged 22.2 points and drilled a career-high 276 total 3-pointers. Att he time, this served as the third-highest mark in history but still ranks in the top 10 today.
After exhaustion being a contributor to their collapse in the NBA Finals, it’s unlikely we see another team chase after this record.
Single season 3-point total – 402 (Stephen Curry)
No record will ever be more impressive than the 402 total 3-pointers Curry drilled in his unanimous MVP season.
The combination of production and efficiency was unparalleled. He blew his old record of 286 clear out of the water and shot even better from the field than anyone could have imagined. Not only did he become the first 30+ points per game scorer to shoot in the 50/40/90 club but he birthed an even more impressive club of 50/45/90.
The next closest person on the list is James Harden who notched 378 in 2018-19. However, he attempted roughly 300 more 3-pointers than Curry and still fell short of the record.