How the Warriors made NBA history with their important win over the Lakers


How the Warriors made NBA history with their important win over the Lakers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The Warriors earned a decisive 134-120 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night to close the gap in the Western Conference play-in standings and made NBA history in the process.

As a team, the Warriors shot 63.4 percent of their 3-point attempts (26 of 41), which is the highest single-game percentage for a team that made at least 40 shots from downtown, according to ESPN Stats and Info via Kendra Andrews.

The Warriors are also the first team in NBA history to make at least 25 three-point shots while shooting at least 60 percent.

Steph Curry made a team-high six 3-pointers, while Klay Thompson and Draymond Green made five each. Andrew Wiggins and Brandin Podziemski each converted three, while Gary Payton II converted two. Chris Paul and Jonathan Kuminga added one each.

Led by Andrew Wiggins' three blocks, the Warriors finished the game with 12 total kills, becoming the first NBA team to finish a game with at least 10 blocks and 25 made 3-pointers.

The win puts the Warriors (44-35) just half a game ahead of the Lakers (45-35) for 9th place in the Western Conference and just a full game ahead of the 8th place Sacramento Kings (45-34).

The Warriors peaked at the right time, cruising to an important win on Tuesday night with a historically good hand from 3-point range.

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