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Klay Thompson sets record in Warriors blowout

/ 03:19 PM January 24, 2015
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson shoots during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson shoots during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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.

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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.

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“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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