Golden State Warriors all-star shooting guard Klay Thompson has broken the NBA record for the most amount of three-pointers scored in a single game with 14, in a 52 point performance, against the Chicago Bulls. Thompson showed a lights out display of shooting on the night as he ended with 58 per cent accuracy from downtown, as well as 62 per cent accuracy overall, despite only having played 26 minutes in their 149-124 domination.
Before this game the splash brother had incredibly only scored five of his previous 36 attempts from beyond the arc for the season, not being the usual sharpshooter that the fans would have expected. This isn’t the first time that Thompson has demonstrated his incredible offensive efficiency in the NBA previously having broken the record for points scored in a quarter with 37 in 2015, and scoring 60 points in 29 minutes in the 2016 season.
The whole Warriors team issued a big statement to the rest of the league about what they were capable of as they ended the half with an astonishing 92 points, 42 more than their opponents, with excellent shooting displays from other stars, such as the former record holder for threes made in a game, Stephen Curry (23p-5a-8r) and Kevin Durant (14p-8a-3r). The only positive that the Bulls could take from their miserable performance was that their standout player in this game was the revitalised Zach Lavine, putting up 21 points and grabbing 6 rebounds, displaying the skill set that has been so eagerly anticipated since recovering from a season long injury in 2017.
What is even more worrying for NBA fans is that the Warriors managed this display and their current 6-1 record without their newest signing DeMarcus Cousins, an addition that would mean the Dubs have 5 all-stars to potentially start each game, having agreed a veteran’s minimum contract in the off-season. The combination of the form that Steve Kerr’s side are in, with the addition of the attacking and defensive monster in ‘Boogie’ Cousins could result in consecutive titles going to San Francisco Bay come the end of the post-season.