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One incredible stat proves why Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are the best shooters ever

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The Golden State Warriors have revolutionised the NBA by becoming the most lethal three-point shooting team in the league. 

We're currently in an era where there is a real emphasis on the three-point shot and it's become the biggest weapon in the game today. 

With two of the greatest shooters of all-time at their disposal in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, it's no surprise that the Warriors are better at it than every other team. 

This has allowed them to become the dominant force in the league, having reached four straight NBA Finals and winning two championships - which could soon become three. 

We've rarely seen one franchise possess two historic sharpshooters in the same lineup together but the Warriors have exactly that with "The Splash Brothers" and they've been the key to their success.

The duo have broken multiple three-point records between them both individually and collectively and are still not done yet. 

When they eventually retire, their names will be etched into the history books next to every three-point record in the NBA. 

To illustrate just how prolific they've been from beyond the arc in recent years and how they've changed the game, Tommy Beer of Rotoworld uncovered an extraordinary stat. 

2018 NBA Finals - Media Day

In the NBA Finals during the entire decade of the 1980’s, the total number of made threes by all players over the 58 games played was 146. 

Since the 2015 Finals, Curry and Thompson have made a total number of 148 between them.

This is a truly astonishing figure even when you consider that they are probably the greatest shooting duo in league history. 

To have surpassed the mark set by every player combined over a whole decade with just four trips to the Finals is crazy to think about. 

We are witnessing two unique players who have put their stamp all over this NBA era and will be remembered for years to come. 

But they've still got a lot more to accomplish as they've played a major role in creating a dynasty in the Bay Area where they'll go down as one of best teams ever. 

The Warriors currently lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in their fourth consecutive meeting in the Finals and are once again proving to be too strong for their opposition. 

It's hard for a team to maintain this level of dominance every year but with Curry and Thompson still as hungry as ever, they're not prepared to let up anytime soon. 

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