What a performance by Klay Thompson.
The Golden State Warrior’s swing-man racked up 52 points in 27 minutes in a huge blow out win against the Chicago Bulls 149-124.
And all these, right after critics pointed out his major slump during the first few games of the season.
In their opening night against Oklahoma City Thunder, the 28-year-old made just one of eight from deep and five of 20 field goals. In fact, he has not made more than ONE three pointer per game in the last seven games, and shockingly none in the match up against the Knicks as well as the Jazz.
This fateful night against the Bulls however, Thompson hit 14 of 24 from three point range and 18-29 field goals.
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“It’s the best feeling,” Thompson said of being in the zone. “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.”
“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.” said Thompson.
Sharpshooting Thompson had also been breaking records in the past few seasons, here are some of his accolades.
2014-15 season – Against the Sacramento Kings, he scored an NBA-record 37 points for a single quarter, going 13-for-13 from the field, including nine three-pointers (also a league record for a single quarter).
2015-16 season – He became the only player in NBA history to make seven or more three pointers in consecutive playoff games during their first round battle against the Houston Rockets.
2016-17 season – He scored 60 points (shooting 21-of-33 and 8-of-14 on three-pointers) in 29 minutes over just three quarters in a 142–106 win over the Indiana Pacers, becoming the first player in NBA history to score 60 points in less than 30 minutes on the court.
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