Klay Thompson sets record in Warriors blowout
OAKLAND, United States–Klay Thompson set a National Basketball Association record for points in a quarter, netting 37 of Golden State’s 41 points in the third en route to a 126-101 demolition of Sacramento.
Thompson, who finished with 52 points after leaving at the 9:28 mark of the fourth quarter, made all 13 of his shots in the third, with nine of them coming from three-point range.
Thompson carried the Warriors on his back in the third Friday night as he single-handedly turned a Kings’ lead into a Golden State blowout.
“I never shot like that,” Thompson said. “Every time I touched the ball I was going to shoot it.
“Honestly, I was just really focused, hitting some tough shots and in a great flow.
“Even I am shocked. That’s crazy.”
The previous record was 33 points by George Gervin in 1978 and Carmelo Anthony in 2008.
During a 5:25 span of the third, Thompson poured in 19 straight Golden State points and potted five triples during the blitz. He outscored the Kings 37-22 in the period.
Thompson finished 16-of-25 from the field overall and was 11-of-15 from long distance.
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