Klay Thompson was 5-for-36 from beyond the arc going into Monday’s game between the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls ... and then he went ahead and set the NBA record for threes in a game, with 14.
Thompson broke the previous record of 13 which was held by Steph Curry (shocker). Thompson played 26 minutes, making his accomplishment even more incredible. He left the game about halfway through the third quarter, with Golden State ahead by 40 points. Ten of his threes came in the first half.
Thompson went 18-for-29 in the game, and 14-24 from range. He also had five rebounds and a steal. Draymond Green had 11 assists, Kevin Durant had 8, and Curry, the man whose record was on the line, had 5.
As you can expect, Twitter went nuts over it. Specifically, many have been calling it “the headband game,” referring to the large headband he wore throughout the contest.
the real story here is that klay thompson hit a bajillion three-pointers in this massive headband pic.twitter.com/oRNiEBBksk— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) October 30, 2018
“...and then he put on the headband.” pic.twitter.com/0VRVQjy7wS— SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 30, 2018
Klay Thompson has more 3-pointers tonight than Larry Bird made in the 1981-82 season— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) October 30, 2018
And you can peep the record-setting three here:
The Warriors had 92 points at halftime, and eventually won the game, 149-124.