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Klay Thompson made NBA history on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Three minutes in game 6 In the Western Conference semifinals against the Lakers, the Warriors guard nailed his first 3-pointer of the night. It was his 500th career triple in the playoffs.
Thompson is just the second player in NBA history to have at least 500 playoff 3-pointers to his name, joining fellow Splash Brother Steph Curry, who entered Friday's contest with 614.
Only nine players in NBA history have taken at least 300 drills in a post-season: Curry, Thompson, lebron James (451), James Harden (399), Ray Allen (385), Kevin Durant (361), Manu Ginobili ( 324), Reggie Miller (320) and Danny Green (315).
Unfortunately, Thompson's 500th career playoff triple was a tough first half of game 6; Thompson missed all but three of his first 13 field-goal attempts from the floor.
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For complete postgame analysis after Game 6, tune in to NBC Sports Bay Area Plus for “Warriors Postgame Live.”