The Golden State Warriors continue to re-write the record book, as Klay Thompson set a single-game record with 14 three-pointers made.
Klay Thompson made his NBA-record 14th three with 4:53 to go in the 3rd quarter.— ESPN (@espn) October 30, 2018
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The Warriors ran away with an easy 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Thompson finished the game with a whopping 52 points and added five rebounds, as Golden State's super team formed yet another unbelievable three-point record.
Thompson made 14 of the 24 shots from beyond the arc, and shot .621 from the field. It was easily the finest performance of Thompson's career, and it's the perfect time to do it as he plays out the final year of his contract. Nights like this are what will get Thompson paid this offseason - whether it's by the Warriors or another team.
The Warriors continue to break record after record. Last season, Stephen Curry made nine three-pointers in Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which became an NBA Finals record. Curry set a handful of three-pointer records during the playoffs, but Monday night was Thompson's turn to make history.
Thompson also has the record for most three-pointers made in one NBA playoff game (11), is tied with Curry for the most three-pointers made in a single postseason (98), and most points in a single quarter during a regular season game (37).
With the win over Chicago, Thompson and the Warriors sit pretty at 7-1, and they've showed once again that there's no doubting who the best team in the NBA is. This remains Golden State's championship to lose, but at this rate, who's going to step up and beat a team that continues to re-write the record books?
Golden State is trying to become the first team since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers to successfully pull off the three-peat. And the way this team is playing, there's little doubting their ability to win a fourth championship in five years. It's expected more than anything at this point, even if it's only October.