OAKLAND -- From the older Splash Brother to the younger one, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is providing support for Klay Thompson during the shooting guard's shooting mini-slump.

Curry and Thompson are currently No. 1 and No. 2 in made 3-pointers and could end up being the first NBA teammates to finish the season that way. But in four games last week, Thompson shot 27.8 percent from the field after going 3 for 20 in the Warriors' 95-90 win at Utah on Friday.

"I just remind him that it's his third year, and he's played a lot of minutes and added obviously some responsibilities on both sides of the floor just to make sure he understands you're going to get heavy-legged a couple times throughout the season," Curry said. "Better push through it. I know our coaches encouraged him as well to just keep shooting. That's what he does."

Thompson not only leads the team averaging a career-high 37.9 minutes per game in starting all 48 games but also leads the NBA with 125.2 miles covered on the court this season, according to SportVU.

"He'll get out of it," center Andrew Bogut said. "We're almost 50 games into the season, and guys' legs are starting to feel like concrete, and it gets tough to make shots sometimes when you're really sore."

Coach Mark Jackson said Thompson's shot was the least of his concerns, with that skill already having made the former first-round pick a "top-five shooting guard in the world."

Jackson noted Thompson, even while struggling on offense, played defense at Utah that contributed to limiting Jazz leading scorer Gordon Hayward to eight points.

"He'll be fine," said Jackson, who later tweeted out videos of Thompson swishing 3-pointers in an evening session at the practice facility. "We put a lot of demand on him defensively, offensively. It's a long year, but he does so much on the floor.

"You go through periods like this, but I get tweets and people saying, 'Put him on the bench.' That's not going to happen."

Thompson, who averages 18.7 points per game, showed with his 3-for-20 performance at Utah resulting in his season-low single-game shooting percentage of 15 percent that he will continue to take shots.

"You always feel like that next shot's going in, and obviously in Utah, he definitely thought it was," Curry said, chuckling. "That's the confidence that I would expect him to have. I'd have it the same way, knowing that if you're doing what you're supposed to be doing off the court to get back rejuvenated for each game that your legs will come back and you'll be able to get back to that level of production you're used to."

All-Star Curry caught fire at Utah, scoring a season-high 44 points. At this stage of his career, Curry has a more consistent routine than other scorers around the league, Bogut indicated.

"Klay's a little different," Bogut said. "Klay's still younger and figuring things out. Klay's a little bit down right now. Obviously he's in a bit of a shooting slump, but we have the utmost confidence that he'll get it back. He puts in the time in practice, and we know and he knows that he's one of the best shooters in the NBA, so that doesn't happen by accident."

  • Forward David Lee is officially listed as questionable for the game against Charlotte with a left shoulder sprain and left hip strain that caused him to miss the Utah game, but he did practice and "looked fine," according to Jackson.

  • Guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks were recalled after being assigned for one game to Santa Cruz in order to get NBA Development League playing time on the Warriors' off-day Saturday. Bazemore scored a game-high 25 points and Brooks added six points in Santa Cruz's 110-105 win against Bakersfield.

    Tuesday's game

    Charlotte (21-28) at Warriors (29-19), 7:30 p.m. CSNBA