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Klay Thompson says Stephen Curry inspires him to be a better shooter

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Klay Thompson shot the lights out at the Oracle Arena on Friday night to push the Golden State Warriors to an impressive blowout win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The shooting guard finished with 37 points to lead the scoring on a night when the Warriors and Blazers combined for an all-time NBA record for three-point shots in a single game. 

Thompson shot 72.7 percent from deep, nailing eight of his 11 attempts from behind the arc. Together with Stephen Curry, the Splash Bros had 71 points and went for 15 of 25 from three.

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After another impressive night from the two-time All-Star, he insisted his inspiration was Curry as he tried to take his shooting onto the same superhuman level of the reigning MVP.

As per CSN Bay Area, he said: "I'm trying to get on his level. The shots he takes inspires me to take tough shots."



Curry's shooting has been much publicised this season as he continues to break records. The Ohio native became the first player to record 300 three-point shots in a single season and is widely regarded as the best shooter in history.

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However, Thompson's shooting isn't far behind. It takes something special to beat Curry in the three-point contest, and it means Steve Kerr has the best backcourt in the league at his disposal. 

Klay has averaged 22.1 points per games and is in the midst of a career shooting year for the Dubs.

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