The Golden State Warriors put on a show Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls in their 149-124 win, scoring 92 points in the first half, thanks largely to the unconscious shooting of Klay Thompson.
Thompson, who had been struggling with his three-point shot entering this game, went Super Saiyan in the first half, draining 10 three-pointers for 36 points and didn't let up after the break, finishing with 52 points in 26 total minutes. Yikes!
He finished with 14 triples on 24 attempts, breaking the previous record held by the other Splash Brother, Steph Curry.
Most three-pointers in a game, NBA history- Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 30, 2018
- 14: Warriors' Klay Thompson vs. Bulls, 2018
- 13. Warriors' Stephen Curry vs. Pelicans, 2016
- 12: Warriors' Stephen Curry vs. Thunder, 2016
- 12: Lakers' Kobe Bryant vs. Sonics, /2003
- 12: Raptors' Donyell Marshall vs. Sixers, 2005 pic.twitter.com/HvOcDrfdvC
Watch his epic performance from three below:
1️⃣4️⃣ THREE-POINTERS!!!!!- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) October 30, 2018
Klay Thompson with the ultimate heat-check performance against the #Bulls pic.twitter.com/gEoyKwwrgg
Curry cheered on Thompson as he lit up from deep and was the first person to congratulate him, even if it came at the expense of one of his records.
Stephen Curry's recap of Klay's performance pic.twitter.com/mT7WVltBn6- Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 30, 2018
Even LeBron James took to Twitter to congratulate Thompson
CONGRATS @KlayThompson on setting that record!! #FlameThrower🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- LeBron James (@KingJames) October 30, 2018
Thompson's former Warriors teammates have seen it all before, but even they couldn't quite believe it, chiming in along with the rest of the NBA as they watched history unfold.
Klay ball....52!!- David West (@D_West30) October 30, 2018
Shooting slump for @KlayThompson ??? 😂😂😂 #nosir- Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) October 30, 2018
@KlayThompson u just gone steal my swag and hit 14threes... its the headband and beard for sure! 👌🏽 CONGRATS BRO pic.twitter.com/6tZ4qM2K8P- Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) October 30, 2018
@KlayThompson going crazy 🚀🚀😂😂🔥🔥🔥🏀🏀🏀🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏- Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) October 30, 2018
@StephenCurry30 and @KlayThompson you guys are ruining the game lol smh- Zaza Pachulia (@zaza27) October 30, 2018
The rest of the league was just as impressed
Klay Thompson is the best shooter EVER! #YeahiSaidIt- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) October 30, 2018
92 at halftime 🤦🏽♂️- Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) October 30, 2018
Wow- Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) October 30, 2018
52 points in 26'?? Really Klay? 🤦♂️- Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 30, 2018
14/24 from 3. Nuts!!
When you open twitter and see that Klay Thompson hit 14 threes pic.twitter.com/cTQT4rgd1y- Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) October 30, 2018