The 10 Most Iconic Warriors Games of the Steph-Klay-Dray Era

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — For more than a decade, the Golden State Warriors core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have provided Dub Nation with four titles, six NBA Finals appearances and countless memories.

The trio helped the 2015-16 team set the NBA regular season record with 73 wins. In the playoffs, they beat stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and James Harden.

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There were plenty to choose from, but KRON4 tried to choose the most iconic games from this Warriors era. Here’s what we found. The games are listed in chronological order. If we missed one, be sure to let us know in the comments section of our Facebook post.

Curry breaks out at MSG (2/27/13)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, shoots New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton, left, and Amare Stoudemire, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in New York . Curry scored 54 points. The Knicks won the game 109-105. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

In February 2013, Stephen Curry was a baby-faced point guard with no All-Star Game or playoff appearances — not the mega-star he has since become. But in the most famous arena in the world, he put himself on the map. In a nationally televised game against the best Knicks team of the 21st century, Curry scored 54 points and made 11 3-pointers on just 13 attempts. The Warriors actually lost the game 109-105, but the NBA world knew how good Curry was after the end.

Klay scores NBA record 37 points in a quarter (1/23/15)

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) shoots over Sacramento Kings’ Jason Thompson (34) and Ray McCallum (3) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Thompson a set an NBA record, scoring 37 points in the third quarter, the most in a quarter in league history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points in a quarter with a 37-point blowout in the third quarter of a January game against the Sacramento Kings. After not scoring for the first 2:15 of the quarter, Thompson had nine 3-pointers and four shots from inside the arc before the buzzer sounded. He finished the night with 52 points and the Warriors won the game 126-101.

Curry unleashes a nasty crossover on CP3 (3/31/15)

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, left, dribbles in the back as Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, right, falls to the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 31 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

A year after Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers eliminated the Warriors from the playoffs, Curry argued for the league’s best point guard on that play. Curry dribbled behind his back twice, sending Paul to the ground before to bury a mid-range jumpshot. Clips of the crossover immediately circulated on social media. Curry and Paul each scored 27 points, but the Warriors won 110-106. Curry would go on to win his first career MVP.

Warriors claim first title (6/16/15)

The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O’Brien Trophy after Game 6 of the NBA Basketball Finals in Cleveland, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 to win the best of seven sets of 4-2 games. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Forty years after their last title, the Golden State Warriors became NBA champions again with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. After LeBron James led the Cavs to a 2-1 lead, the Warriors rallied to win the next three games, including the 105-97 clincher. The Warriors used a 16-4 third quarter signing to take a double-digit lead. Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry scored 25 points each, and Draymond Green notched a triple-double in the win.

Curry beats Thunder with deep winner (2/27/16)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot in overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Golden State has won 121-118. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In the dying seconds of overtime, Stephen Curry stopped just inside the half-court line to sink his 12th 3-pointer of the night and bury the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-118. The Saturday night game aired on ABC and the star teams put on a show in front of a national audience. Curry and Thompson combined for 78 points, edging out the Oklahoma City duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who combined for 63 points. The thriller set the stage for a classic series when the teams met in the Western Conference Finals three months later.

Game 6 Klay saves Warriors from elimination (5/28/16)

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts to a basket past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Basketball Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City on Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo//Sue Ogrocki)

The Warriors won an NBA-record 73 games in the 2015-16 regular season, but found themselves trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals. After winning Game 5, they trailed in the fourth quarter of Game 6 when Klay Thomspon delivered the performance of a lifetime to save them from elimination. Thompson scored 41 points and nailed 11 3-pointers, the last of which put Golden State ahead with 1:35 remaining in the game. They won the game 108-101 and the series two days later in Oakland.

KD’s big shot lifts Warriors over Cavs (6/7/17)

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots at Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, June 7 2017. Golden State won 118-113 (AP Photo/ Tony Dejak)

After losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 Finals, the Warriors acquired Kevin Durant in free agency. Durant proved his worth in the final that followed, rising over LeBron James to drain a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45 seconds left in Game 3 of the series. Seconds later, Andre Iguodala undressed James to seal the 118-113 victory. Durant would win the Finals MVP award, posting a series-high 35.2 points per game.

Curry explodes in the second half to eliminate the Rockets again (5/10/19)

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates as he leaves the court after Game 6 of the team’s second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

After losing Durant to a calf injury the previous game, the Warriors needed Curry to be at his best to eliminate Houston for a second straight year. In the first half of Game 6 he was not – failing to score before halftime. In the second half, he burst with 33 points, including 16 in the game’s final 3:09 to knock Houston out of the playoffs again. Thompson added 27 points and Kevon Looney scored 14 off the bench to help the Warriors win 118-113.

Curry breaks all-time 3-point record (12/14/21)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after scoring a 3-point field goal in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Curry hit his 2,974th career 3-pointer on Tuesday night, breaking the record set by Ray Allen. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

There wasn’t much doubt that Stephen Curry was the greatest shooter of all time, but he made it official at Madison Square Garden in December 2021. Curry’s 2,974th career 3-pointer l ‘placed ahead of Ray Allen for all of the NBA. -Record time. Curry finished the game with 22 points, helping the Warriors beat the Knicks 105-96.

Curry’s big night takes Dubs beyond Boston (6/10/22)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9), forward Jayson Tatum (0) and center Al Horford (42) in Game 4 of the NBA Basketball Finals -ball, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston. (Elsa/Pool Photo via AP)

In perhaps the best playoff performance of his career, Curry scored 43 points to silence a rowdy Boston crowd in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Curry dominated from all areas of the floor, shooting seven from beyond the arc, seven from inside and eight from the free throw line. He even grabbed 10 rebounds. The Warriors held Boston scoreless for a streak that lasted nearly four minutes in the fourth quarter, mounting a 10-0 run that would give them a decisive lead. Golden State won the game 107-97.

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