Warriors' Splash Brothers Have Hit More Threes Than Entire NBA Teams Combined

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2014

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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson drain more three-pointers than entire NBA teams.

That's right, I said "teams."

The Golden State Warriors' Splash Brothers have nailed 193 total treys this season, which has Hoopsworld's Tommy Beer buzzing.

But it's not just the Memphis Grizzlies—who rank dead last in threes made (146) this seasonthat Curry and Thompson are out-shooting. There are also the Chicago Bulls (161) and Charlotte Bobcats (162).

Golden State's dynamic backcourt has buried more long balls than three different outfits. Three. Two players have hit more shots from downtown than three teams. That's 10 percent of the league. Few of us are likely to get over that.

Even fewer will be able to shrug this off if more squads join the club.

The New Orleans Pelicans (195), Boston Celtics (203), Sacramento Kings (207), Detroit Pistons (210) and Oklahoma City Thunder (210) could be next. At least one of those teams is in danger of being Splash Brothered. Maybe more.

Not that we should be surprised. Both players drilled more than 200 bombs last season—Curry set a single-season record with 272; Thompson hit 211. Together, they hit 483, totaling more than the Phoenix Suns (480), Minnesota Timberwolves (450), Grizzlies (382), Bulls (446) and Bobcats (469).

Wow. Double wow.

It seems converting more threes than entire teams has become a tradition, which, if you really think about it, is incredible. 

Assuming both players appear in each of Golden State's 49 remaining games and continue to hit threes at their current per-game rates, Curry will finish with 252 or 253 made threes while Thompson will put in around 239 of his own. That could give them a grand total of 491 or more, nearly 10 above last year's combined tally.

"Thank God for the green light," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of Curry following Golden State's victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, per the Associated Press (via USA Today). "He's a guy we believe in. We're not going to tell him to stop shooting."

Don't tell Thompson to stop shooting, either. Make a game within a game out of this instead.

See how many teams Curry and Thompson can dwarf from behind the rainbow. Can they match or beat last year's mark of five?

Who knows? But if we've learned anything, it's never to doubt the Splash Brothers when three-pointers are involved.

 

*All stats are courtesy of Basketball-Reference unless otherwise noted.