Over his last five games, Thompson is averaging a whopping 32.4 points and shooting 54 percent from the field.
The duo will be joined by
Curry has the experience, as the 26-year-old has already participated in two three-point contests.
Korver, however, may be the favorite. He leads the NBA, shooting 53 percent from beyond the arc.
Spurs guard Marco Belinelli won the event in 2014.
It was Thompson's sixth straight game with at least 20 points scored. In those six games, Thompson is averaging 31.8 points, well above his 22.6 points per game for the season.
Thompson went 13 of 13 from the field in the third quarter, including 9 of 9 from three-point range, to give him 50 points in the first three quarters of the game alone. The nine three-pointers also represent a new NBA high for a single quarter. Prior to Thompson's huge quarter, Wilt Chamberlain held the franchise record for points in a quarter, scoring 31 in a game in 1962.
Thompson scored his team's last 18 points in the massive quarter, in which the team managed to put up 41 points as a unit. Though he was given a breather at the start of the fourth quarter, the shooting guard eventually came back into the game.
After a two-point fourth quarter, Thompson finished the game with 52 points, matching Minnesota's Mo Wiliams for the highest scoring output in a single game this season. The Warriors guard shot 16 of 25 from the field, including 11 of 15 from three-point range, falling just one shy of matching the NBA record for three-pointers in a game. He also chipped in five assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks in the team's 126-101 win over the Kings. The Warriors next square off with the Celtics Sunday.
"Andre's not real happy," Kerr said smiling after Iguodala reluctantly agreed to miss his first game of the season. "He wants to play every second of every game, so I have to protect him from himself a little bit."
Iguodala is coming off of a season where knee tendinitis kept him limited for some time. Bogut is still recovering from knee inflammation, which kept him out of action for a month.
"Thankfully we're in a position where we can do that," Bogut said of getting rest. "If we're 20-15 at this point, we don't do that. There are some luxuries and rewards in performing well early."
Kerr also hinted that point guard
"Whether it's Pop or anybody else, to me, it's common sense," Kerr said. "And when you get into a long stretch, and you're fortunate enough to be able to mix and manage, then you just do it. It makes sense in the long run."
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