The Golden State Warriors are exceptional at shooting 3-pointers and Steph Curry has completely changed basketball. Back in 2019, the Dubs set an NBA record for the most long-range shots by both teams in a single game.
The Warriors hosted the New Orleans Pelicans, who had Anthony Davis at the time. The game took place Januray 16, 2019, and was historic.
When the final buzzer sounded off, the teams combined for 43 3-pointers, which is still an NBA record. The Warriors knocked down 24 long-range shots in the game, winning it 147-140.
NBA record for the most 3-pointers by both teams was set in 2019
Back in January 2019, the Golden State Warriors were coming off their second straight championship. Before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Dubs had one of the best records in the league with 30 wins and 14 losses.
The Pelicans had four players who scored more than 20 points, but it wasn't enough to beat their opponents. Anthony Davis finished the game with 30 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists, yet it wasn't enough for a victory.
Steph Curry led the Warriors with 41 points while going 9-for-17 from the 3-point range. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green hit four 3-pointers each, while Kevin Durant knocked down five shots from beyond the arc.
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The Warriors' bench combined for only two long-range shots during the game, but it was enough to set the NBA record. Kevon Looney was the only starter who did not make a 3-pointer as he finished the game with no 3-point attempts.
While the Warriors had a fantastic performance, this wouldn't have been a record if it wasn't for the Pelicans as well. Nikola Mirotic, who was the second-best scorer on the team with 29 points, led the charge by going 6-for-10 from long range.
Julius Randle and Darius Miller hit three 3-point shots each, while Anthony Davis, Elfrid Payton and E'Twaun Moore combined for three long-range makes. The Pelicans shot 19-for-37 (51.4%) from long range, but couldn't outplay the Dubs.
Steph Curry's own record
With nine 3-pointers in a record-breaking game, Steph Curry became the first player in NBA history to make eight or more threes in three straight games.
"When you get hot like that, you really don't see anything but the rim," Curry said after the game.
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Curry's streak ended at three games as he went 3-for-11 from long range in the next game. The superstar guard had a great game with 28 points on 10-for-19 shooting, but his 3-point shot simply refused to go in.