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Klay Thompson Breaks NBA Three Point Record

Golden State Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for three pointers in a single game on Monday.

During the 149 – 124 win over the Chicago Bulls, Klay Thompson scored 14 three pointers. He went 14 for 24 from beyond the arc and 18 for 29 from the field. Klay Thompson finished the game with 52 points in 27 minutes after a landmark performance.

He also equalled the record for most three pointers in a first half, with 10. The last player to do that was Chandler Parsons in 2014.

Thompson has struggled at the start of the season and his record breaking game was significant for him.


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“I just knew I was due for a big night,” Thompson said. “I just knew it.”

Despite Thompson’s individual brilliance, the Warriors team also set an NBA record on Monday night.

They made 17 three pointers in the first half, more than any team has scored previously in a half.

“It’s the best feeling,” Thompson said.

“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.”


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“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,” Thompson 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.”

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