The Bulls had no answers for Klay Thompson on Monday.
The 28-year-old guard set an NBA record by knocking down 14 3-pointers in the Warriors’ 149-124 win over Chicago at the United Center. Thompson’s teammate Stephen Curry held the previous record of 13.
💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦 Congrats @KlayThompson!!!
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 30, 2018
Here are five crazy stats from Thompson’s record-setting performance:
5 — Thompson had struggled this season heading into the matchup with the Bulls. He was averaging 17.1 points in seven games and had knocked down five of his 35 3-point attempts. He almost tripled that number in one game.
27 — The sharpshooter scored 52 points and made all 14 threes in 27 minutes of action. He was removed for good with the Warriors leading 113-72 and 4:05 to play in the third quarter.
10 — The wing player set the Golden State franchise record and tied an NBA record with 10 3-pointers in a half. Chandler Parsons, then with the Rockets, also made 10 3-pointers in the second half of a game against the Grizzlies.
9 — Thompson made eight of his nine field goal attempts and tallied 22 points in the first quarter against Chicago. It was the ninth time in his career he has scored 20 points in a single quarter.
92 — The Warriors registered 92 points in the first half to pull away from the Bulls early. It was the second most points ever scored in the first half of an NBA game. Thompson recorded 36 of those.