What a great week for FREE NBA League Pass. Klay Thompson just set an NBA Record for Most Points in 1 Quarter.
In NBA history. This is insane.
He literally didn’t miss. 13-13 FG, 9-9 from 3, and only 2 FTs. Thompson had 37 points versus the Kings 22. He had a 15 point lead on an entire team, ha.
Klay also broke the NBA Record for Most 3s in a quarter, naturally, and tied David Thompson for most field goals made in a quarter. He ended with 52 points for the game and also joined his idol Kobe Bryant as the only players in the last 30 years with 50+ points in 32 minutes or less.
I happened to catch up with the 3rd and see my favorite of the heat checks — the baseline 3, which led to this tweet “Klay with the heat checks of all heat checks.” Before his last 2 FTs, he even made a deep 3, seemingly without even trying, but it was well after the whistle was blown. The Oracle crowd made the experience that much more special.
So did the reaction on Twitter… look at all the players who weighed in with amazement like you and I.
Klay’s performance even trumped the Clippers-Warriors rivalry, ha. Even tennis star Andy Murray chimed in from the Australian Open…
Perhaps most heart-warming of all… Klay’s father, former NBA player and current Warriors commentator, Mychael, got to watch it on the Lakers team plane.
Fellow bball nerds… what a flawless, beautiful shot chart.
And LOL @ this game log.