Warriors’ Klay Thompson moves into 5th place on all-time playoff 3-pointers list
Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson moved into fifth place on the all-time playoff 3-pointers list during Game 1 of their second-round series against the Houston Rockets:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 28, 2019
Thompson entered the series with 319 playoff 3-pointers. He went 2-of-2 from long distance in the first half to pass Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller to move into that fifth slot.
Thompson has similar 3-point shooting numbers when you compare his playoff stats and regular-season stats. He entered play Sunday just a tick under 41% on 3-pointers in the playoffs, and he’s at just under 42% in the regular season on a similar number of attempts per game.
Next up on this 3-point shooting list is the recently retired Manu Ginobili, who hit 324 playoff long balls in his career. It’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility that Klay Thompson passes Ginobili in this game.
Warriors teammate Stephen Curry is currently on the top of this list with 4o4 3-pointers after this first half, followed by Ray Allen (385) and LeBron James (370).
Klay Thompson was questionable to play heading into this series after suffering an ankle injury in Game 6 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. An MRI came back clean, and then he warmed up before Sunday’s Game 1 before determining he was good to go.
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