Who needs the Splash Bros when you have Ian Clark!
Steph Curry had just 5 points and Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant were also shooting blanks from 3 (0-10 combined) during the first half of the Warriors and Blazers game on Tuesday, but they somehow had a 6 point lead. They can thank reserve Ian Clark, who played the role of Steph Curry in the first half by dropping 16 points without missing a shot! He finished the game with a career-high 22 points on 8 of 8 from the field, 3 of 3 from 3 and the free throw line. Not bad for a guy who only made 3 of his first 14 shots this season.
The numbers were also good enough to put the undrafted former Summer Championship MVP in the company with Warrior great Chris Mullin.
Ian Clark is the first Warriors reserve to hit at least eight FGs in a game without a miss since Chris Mullin (8-of-8 on 1/18/96 at MIL).
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 2, 2016
Curry must have been inspired by the play of Clark because he came out on fire in the 3rd and outscored the Blazers 23-20 in the quarter.