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Golden State Warriors Clay Thompson to defend All-Star 3-point contest championship, sources say according to : ESPN

as informed in (1:36)Curry, Thompson each put up 26 in first half (1:36)OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will defend his championship and compete in the NBA 3-point contest during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans on Feb. 18, league sources informed ESPN.
Steph Curry connects on eight 3-pointers in the first half and Klay Thompson adds five, combining for 52 points in the half.
Thompson is hitting the 3-ball at a 40-percent clip, and his 143 triples places him fifth among the top distance makers.
McCollum accepted his invitation and Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthew confirmed he would be in the contest, which will feature eight participants.
His backcourt teammate and 2015 long-distance champ Stephen Curry received an invite from the league, but sources tell ESPN the two-time MVP is still mulling it over.

Golden State Warriors Clay Thompson to defend All-Star 3-point contest championship, sources say

As it stated in OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry bombed in six 3-pointers in the first quarter Wednesday night, paving the way to a 39-point performance that propelled the Golden State Warriors to a 126-111 thumping of the Charlotte Hornets.
The rematch of a tight Golden State win at Charlotte last Wednesday was never close, with Curry hitting 27- and 26-footers in the first 98 seconds to give the Warriors a lead they never relinquished.
Golden State was 15-for-29 on 3-pointers in the half.
By game’s end, Draymond Green had a pair of threes and two teammates had one apiece as Golden State got within three of the NBA record of 24.
Curry scored 18 first-quarter points, all on 3-pointers, and Thompson chipped in 11 as Golden State built a 31-11 lead en route to a 41-21 advantage at period’s end.

Injured Golden State Warriors C Zaza Pachulia to miss at least a week

As it stated in Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia will be sidelined for at least a week with a strained right rotator cuff.
“Landed on the ball and all this weight,” Pachulia told the San Jose Mercury News.
The 6-foot-11 Pachulia, in his first season with the Warriors, will be re-evaluated in a week.
He will miss at least three games but told the newspaper he felt improved range of motion on Wednesday.
Pachulia was hurt diving for a loose ball in Sunday’s win at Portland.

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