It’s not as if this is news, but props to Steve Kerr for making official what the whole world has already known for that last two seasons or so. Prior to tip off of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, the Warriors coach clarified the fact that there’s really no such thing as a bad shot for his superstar tandem of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Not only did Curry shatter his own record for three-pointers made in a single season this year; he took a historic number of shots from 35-plus feet away from the basket and converted those attempts more efficiently than most players shoot from inside the arc. Thompson is no slouch himself. Together, they comprise the best-shooting backcourt duo in the history of the NBA.
Unlike more traditional long-range spot-up shooters, both are able to create their shots off the dribble and somehow manage to get clean looks despite having defenders draped all over them. It’s one of the main reasons the Warriors are able to stage such spectacular comebacks when trailing opponents. Their combined ability to sink multiple, well-defended three-pointers in a very short amount of time is often the trump card that puts opposing teams to bed for good.
After a quiet start to the series on Thursday night, look for both of them to be more aggressive when Game 2 tips off today at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.