The Golden State Warriors just won their 69th game of the season. Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard battled like a couple of crazed shot-making bball nuts, but in the end, the Warriors won the match 136-111. Their current win record, 69, ties them for second most on the all time list of games won in a single season. Reminder: they have five more games left. Yikes.
Steph ended up with 39 points, on 13-21 shooting, including 9-13 from behind the arc. For comparison: Damian Lillard ended the game with 38 points on 13-27 shooting (4-9 from three point-land).
The third quarter was a show unlike any other, as Steph and Dame went back and forth, back and forth. It was fireworks, fireball, fire itself incarnate.
But really, as we move forward, what more is there to say?
The Warriors are 69-8. pic.twitter.com/LwLBVJgaxo— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 4, 2016
Assorted notes and tweets
Both teams came out the gate blazing. Or, er, maybe blazing is the wrong word. But, not Dubbing. They both came out...hot?
Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry both opened the game with three pointers.
Splash Brothers at it again https://t.co/zTr2FubMfc— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 4, 2016
Draymond Green had a number of strong moves and beautiful passes out of the post.
The Blazers shot lights out and went up by double digits.
Blazers up double digits on the Warriors?? pic.twitter.com/vNNC1mJFcx— Blazer's Edge (@Blazersedge) April 4, 2016
However, the Warriors stormed back and ended the quarter only down by six points, 37-31.
Short lived https://t.co/uRvldBhYPe— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) April 4, 2016
The Warriors' bench came out strong, as Leandro Barbosa had two straight cuts to the basket to trim the lead to one point.
@unstoppablebaby Bench to the rescue— diggum117 (@diggum117) April 4, 2016
Also, this happened.
Deeeep three by Curry! Take the lead 47-46. One thousand threes on the season for the Warriors. Wow. Wow wow wow. #1k— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) April 4, 2016
ONE THOUSAND? ONE THOUSAND?! Oh lord.
Right before the half, Steph made a sick, sick, sick pass.
Just, sickness incarnate.
Beautiful fast break pass from Curry to Barnes! Dubs lead 61-56— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) April 4, 2016
Couldn't see Curry fighting to box out, but he was, and then the no look to HB https://t.co/LiLbe7Fgtw— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) April 4, 2016
I just said "what a pass" like I feared I’d seen a ghost after that Curry pass. Just nasty.— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) April 4, 2016
The Warriors won the quarter by 13 points, and headed into the locker room leading 63-56.
Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard engaged in def-con rage mode: engage.
Wow. Lillard-Steph duel! DL 23 points, SC 25. Wow.— Scott Ostler (@scottostler) April 4, 2016
Leading to this:
"The human torch is lit!!" -Fitz, referring to Curry and also that one time the Human Torch got drunk AF.— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) April 4, 2016
And again and again, Curry and Lillard just went at each other.
Steph and Dame going fireball for fireball right now— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) April 4, 2016
Barbosa had a couple of really strong plays to close out the third, including a three pointer and a fast-break layup.
The Warriors fouled the Blazers with 0.8 seconds left, giving them free points, but still headed into the final frame leading 101-89.
Well, that got ugly real quick. The Warriors came out and opened a can of butt-whooping. Draymond Green collected his 13th triple-double of the season.
Brandon Rush, Klay Thompson, and Steph all hit treys, and the Warriors just straight ran away with the game.
Final score: 136-111
Apparently, they heard Mama Green! lol
STEP ON THEM...LETS GO!— The Green Effect (@BabersGreen) April 4, 2016
All we can say is: Nice.