As the season progresses, Golden State’s backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson continues to exceed expectations. The “Splash Brothers” combined for 75 points on Wednesday night during a 118-112 victory over the Miami Heat.
The Heat had a three-point lead heading to the fourth quarter, but Thompson and Curry took over the game. At one point in the final period, Thompson scored 15 straight points for the reigning NBA champions. The former Washington State star ended the night with 33 points while shooting 13-for-25 from the field. He also chipped in 3 rebounds and 4 steals in 33 minutes.
Even with Thompson’s spectacular night, it was Steph Curry who sealed the win for his team. Last year’s MVP scored 10 points in the last 66 seconds of the game, thanks to two three-pointers and four free throws.
In total, Curry and Thompson combined to score 27 of the team’s final 29 points. The Heat simply had no answer for the Warriors’ dynamic duo, as Golden State escaped to improve to an NBA record 51-5 on the season.
Curry also made some history of his own en route to his 42 point, 7 rebound, 7 assist performance. He tied an NBA record with 127 straight games with at least one three-pointer on his first shot, just 78 seconds into the game.
After the game, Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade summed it up best: “A great player made some great plays at the end. We did enough to win the ballgame, we just didn’t come out with it. If we play the way we did tonight the rest of the season we will win most of those games.”
It’s safe to assume that if the “Splash Bros” continue to combine for 75 points a night, the 1996 Bulls and their 72-10 record-setting season could be in some serious trouble.