NBA Game Notes (March 7, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on March 7, 2023.
Warriors Road Woes
The Golden State Warriors fell to 7-25 on the road this season, bowing to the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-128. The only teams with a worse winning percentage in road games this season are the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Detroit Pistons, the three worst teams in the NBA.
The Thunder’s Josh Giddey recorded his seventh career triple-double, compiling 17 points, 17 assists, and 11 rebounds. Giddey became the youngest player in NBA history to record a 15-assist triple-double (age in years-days):
20-148 — Josh Giddey (March 7, 2023)
20-246 — Luka Doncic (Nov. 1, 2019)
20-248 — Doncic (Nov. 3, 2019)
20-303 — Doncic (Dec. 28, 2019)
20-316 — De’Aaron Fox (Nov. 1, 2018)
Giddey tied Magic Johnson for the second-most triple-doubles in NBA history by a player before his 21st birthday. Luka Doncic is the leader with 21 such games.
Teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a team-high 33 points on 14-24 shooting from the field. It’s the 26th time Gilgeous-Alexander has scored at least 30 points on 50% shooting from the field this season, tying Kevin Durant (2009-10) for the second-most such games in a single season in franchise history. The franchise record of 30 such games was set by Durant in 2013-14.
In just his second game back from an 11-game absence due to injury, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry scored a game-high 40 points with seven assists and six rebounds. Curry shot 14-23 from the field, including 10-16 from 3-point range.
It’s the 23rd time Curry has made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game, by far the most such games in NBA history. Curry’s total equals the combined total of the next five closest players:
23 — Stephen Curry
9 — Klay Thompson
5 — Damian Lillard
3 — JR Smith
3 — James Harden
3 — Zach LaVine
Curry’s effective field goal percentage was 82.6%. It’s the 20th time he’s recorded a 40-point game with an effective field goal percentage of at least 80%, double that of any other player in NBA history:
20 — Stephen Curry
10 — Klay Thompson
10 — Kevin Durant
Curry’s last 3-pointer made was his 200th of the season, the 10th time he’s reached that mark. He’s the first player in NBA history to record 10 such seasons.
Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson scored 23 points, shooting 9-17 from the field with five 3-pointers made. Curry and Thompson have each made at least five 3-pointers in the same game 43 times, 23 more such games than any other duo in NBA history (James Harden and Eric Gordon, 20).
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