NBA Game Notes (April 9, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on April 9, 2023.
Warriors Record Start
The Golden State Warriors scored 55 points in the first quarter of a 157-101 demolition of the Portland Trail Blazers, setting an NBA record for most points scored in an opening period. Only three teams in NBA history have scored more points in any quarter:
58 — Buffalo Braves (Oct. 20, 1972)
57 — Phoenix Suns (Nov. 10, 1990)
57 — Golden State Warriors (March 4, 1989)
Stephen Curry led the Warriors, scoring a game-high 26 points in just 22 minutes played. Curry shot 9-15 from the field with five 3-pointers made, adding seven assists and five rebounds. He extended two NBA-record streaks:
most consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made (245)
most consecutive games with multiple 3-pointers made (56)
Curry became the first player in NBA history to make multiple 3-pointers in every game in a season in which a player appeared in more than one game.
Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson scored 20 points in 22 minutes, shooting 7-14 from the field with six 3-pointers made. Thompson became the third player in NBA history to make at least 300 3-pointers in a season, joining Curry (four times) and James Harden.
Curry and Thompson each made at least five 3-pointers in the same game 11 times this season, tying their NBA record for must such games by a duo in a season established in 2015-16. Curry and Thompson have recorded a career total of 47 such games, 27 more than any other duo in NBA history.
The Warriors’ Moses Moody came off the bench to score a season-high 25 points. Moody made 10 of his 14 attempts from the field, including four of his seven 3-point attempts.
The Warriors shot 27-49 from 3-point range as a team, matching the franchise record for most 3-pointers made in a game set on May 8, 2021. It’s the 19th time the Warriors have made at least 20 3-pointers in a game this season, setting an NBA record for most such games by a team in a season. They had been tied with the 2018-19 Houston Rockets.
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