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Warriors vs. 76ers Final Score: Dubs win 117-105, Klay Thompson has second straight 40 pt game

Klay Thompson had his second straight 40 point game as the Warriors improved to 66-7 on the season.

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After starting off somewhat sluggish, the Warriors improved to 66-7 on the season, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 117-105 in Oakland. Stephen Curry shot *only* 7-16 from the field, including 2-9 from the three point line. I say "only," because even though he still shot 43.7% for the night, it still felt like he was off. He missed shots he normally hits, he questioned a few open looks. Overall, he seemed to be overthinking his position at times, which honestly was jarring.

In related news, how fricking spoiled have we become?

"Wait, Steph didn't hit the open three after side stepping an onrushing defender, calmly collecting his feet, and letting it fly?! What is this world?!"

A few things to remember:

Steph has 350 threes on the season!!

And also this:

Six Hundred? SIX HUNDRED? My oh my, how far we've come.

Let's talk about Klay Thompson.

And, of course, the best take came from Julie.

On a night that Steph seemed (vaguely) human (once again, a troubling pattern), Klay came through in the clutch, hitting shot after shot. He ended the game with 40 points on 15-27 shooting including 7-14 from three point wonderland.

In related news (as far as non-Steph players stepping in and filling the court with their collective brilliance), Draymond Green had a triple double, finishing with 13 pts, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in 36 minutes of play. He was strong all night, setting the tone, flexing his arms.

This is the reality that exists. We can't fight it. These dudes are for real. Steph, Dray, and Klay.

Coming for ya. Rolling into the playoffs. And everyone just kind of shrugs and accepts it.

And, wait, we didn't even talk about Marreese Speights!

Bux was feeling it all the way tonight, rumbling his way to 17 points in 20 minutes on 7-10 shooting, including 2-3 from beyond the arc.

So there we are, alive at quite a time for Warriors fans. Feeding off this team, basking in an interesting win as the season tumbles towards the playoffs.

Might as well enjoy it while it lasts.


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