The Warriors trailed 57-54 at halftime, but began the third quarter on an 8-0 run to grab their first lead, which seemed improbable an hour earlier.
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Curry scored a game-high 29 points while Thompson added 23 points as Curry dished out 11 assists.
You hate to start off that way, but we had to understand the things we were doing well and hopefully turn it around, Curry told ESPN.
Authentic Mens Heath Miller Jersey The Spurs (57-17) were hoping to catch the Warriors (61-14) for the NBA’s best record and the top seed in the Western Conference. But the Warriors made a huge statement as the NBA’s best team by winning at San Antonio without All-Star forward Kevin Durant, whose knee injury will be re-evaluated next week.
We’re on the right track, Curry said. We’re not going to win a championship with this game, but we’re getting better before the playoffs.
The explosive point guard finished with 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in an overtime victory. His play helped his team overcome what was at one moment in the game a 21-point deficit. The win also clinched Oklahoma City a playoff berth.
But in terms of history, this triple-double was pretty impressive, so let’s break it down by the numbers.
This stat has been highly publicized, but it’s pretty remarkable. Westbrook scored 57 points in his triple-double, which is the highest number of points scored in a triple-double in NBA history. The previous record was 53 set by James Harden and Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain.
In fact, only Westbrook, Harden, Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor have multiple 50-point triple-doubles in a career (two apiece).