Thompson went 11-of-18 from long distance to finish with 41 points. His Warriors came back to win 108-101 over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
According to Golden State's public relations department, Thompson passed some of the game's great shooters en route to setting the record:
Here is a look at Thompson's record-breaking shot, courtesy of the Warriors' Twitter account:
ESPN.com's Marc Stein doesn't think Thompson receives enough credit for his play:
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith also praised the 26-year-old:
The Ringer's Bill Simmons chipped in as well, saying Saturday's game could go down as one for the ages:
The difference in the game was the play of Thompson and his backcourt mate Stephen Curry, as the Big Lead's Jason McIntyre noted near the end of its conclusion:
The two-time All-Star was pivotal in Golden State's 73-win regular season. He averaged 22.1 points per game while hitting 42.5 percent of his threes. Thompson also won the NBA's three-point contest during All-Star Weekend in Toronto.
There would be no impending Game 7 without Thompson's heroics, which were especially impressive considering they came on the road. The Warriors will have the momentum heading back home for Monday's showdown with a bid to the NBA Finals on the line.
All statistics are courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.