Klay Thompson Catches Fire, Breaks Curry’s Record for 3’s in a Game
“I just knew I was due for a big night.”
On Monday night, the Golden State Warriors went off on the Chicago Bulls, completely demolishing the lowly Eastern Conference team and even taking a 92-50 lead into halftime. As for Klay Thompson, he was due and he went off, crafting the greatest shooting performance in NBA history. Breaking his teammate Steph Curry’s previous record, Thompson drained 14-three pointers for the game.
“It’s the best feeling,” Thompson said following the win. “Something I haven’t felt in the first six, seven games. To snap out of a slump with the record, I couldn’t ask for a better way to do it. And I’m just going to continue this momentum on Wednesday, and it’s one of the best feelings in basketball when you touch the ball and feel like it’s going in every time.”
Although on the road, Thompson still received a massive ovation from the Bulls faithfuls.
“I really believe, I don’t know if I would have been able to break the records I have got in my past, just like tonight, without the system I play in or the team I’m with or the guys I play with,” the All-Star guard said. “Because they knew even before I went out for the second half. Steph looked at the box score and said, ‘Go get it.’ And that just shows you the unselfishness that is within him. Same with KD and Draymond and DJ and everyone else that was out there on the floor trying to find me and get me good looks.”
Putting up 52-points in 27-minutes, Thompson shot hit 14 of his 24 shots from long range.