In a record-breaking first quarter against the Trail Blazers, the Warriors made three distinct types of history

The Warriors closed the 2022-23 NBA regular season exactly how they hoped. They punched their playoff ticket with a dominant 157-101 blowout win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

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By Blesson Daniel | Apr 10, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The Golden State Warriors came out fire against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, hoping to win a playoff position and make three distinct kinds of history. Klay Thompson concluded the first quarter with 17 points on five 3-pointers, becoming only the third player in history to accomplish so, following Stephen Curry (four times) and James Harden.

In the first quarter, Jordan Poole hit four 3-pointers and Curry hit two more. Thompson, Curry, and Poole have now made more 3s in a single season than any other teammate trio in history. In total, the Warriors outscored the Blazers by 55 points in the first quarter. That’s an NBA record as well. The Warriors are on fire heading into the playoffs.

The Golden State Warriors meet the Portland Trail Blazers in their last regular season game on Sunday afternoon in Oregon. Steph Curry, the two-time MVP, made NBA history by moving atop the all-time assist chart during the game. Curry entered the day ranked 46th on the list with 5,733 assists. He only needed three to pass five-time NBA All-Star John Wall (5,735) for 45th place. Curry had seven assists in the first half, moving him beyond Wall.

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Warriors clinch the play-off spot

During a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Golden State Warriors clinched a postseason place. The Warriors triumphed 157-101. In the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Warriors will face the Sacramento Kings.

The Warriors finished the 2022-23 NBA regular season on a high note.

They punched their postseason ticket with a strong 157-101 blowout win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday at Moda Center, and they did so injury-free.

Steph Curry had 26 points in 22 minutes. After a blazing start, Klay Thompson played 22 minutes and scored 20 points, while Jordan Poole added 21 points in 17 minutes off the bench. They combined to shoot 23 of 38 from the field and 15 of 26 from beyond the arc.

That’s 67 points on 61 percent shooting from the field and 58 percent on threes. The Warriors shot 60.4 percent from the field and 55.1 percent from long distance as a team. The defending NBA champs dominated the Blazers in every aspect of the game.

The Warriors ended 44-38 and earned a first-round matchup with the Pacific Division winner Sacramento Kings, who are coached by old buddy Mike Brown and also have former Golden State star Harrison Barnes on their team.

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