Curry, Thompson Shooting Slump Continues


For the Golden State Warriors, it has been the last weeks. After getting news that Durant will miss significant time with a knee injury, the Warriors have been sluggish on the court.

Since Durant’s injury, which has only been one game, the Warriors currently are on a two-game losing streak with losses to the Washington Wizards and last night against the Bulls. However, the star backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been struggling immensely on the court.

For Curry, he is now shooting 40 percent from the field while averaging 24 points per game. Since Durant is gone, Curry is now having the opportunity to get more shots up. He is now averaging 23 field goal attempts during that span. Curry’s three point shooting over this span has also taken a significant hit. He is now shooting 20 percent from three for the two games in which Durant is absent. After being crowned unanimous MVP for last season, his level of aggression has taken a significant hit on the court.

His teammate, Klay Thompson, hasn’t found much success either. Thompson is one of the NBA’s most premier three-point shooting threats, but over the past two games, he is shooting just 16 percent from three. That’s 2-of-12 from three, which is not quite Klay like. Apart from his poor shooting over the past two games, he is having difficulties just scoring in general. For over the course of two games, Thompson is averaging 21 field goal attempts per game, while making only five. That’s 23 percent from the field.

The Warriors will take on the Knicks on Sunday as they hope to prevent a three-game losing skid.

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