Klay Thompson Breaks Stephen Curry's Record with 14 Three-Pointers vs. Bulls

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2018

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 29:  Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three pointer against the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors are a modern-day dynasty with three championships in the last four years, but sometimes they flip a switch that is just unfair for opponents.

After the defending champions poured in an astounding 92 points in the first half of Monday's contest against the Chicago Bulls, Klay Thompson set an all-time record with his 14th three-pointer in a single NBA game.

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K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune noted the crowd at the United Center went "nuts" to see history after it clearly accepted its team's fate well before Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry's record of 13 triples in a game.

What made Thompson's record all the more impressive was the fact that he did it in so little time. He scored 52 points and drilled 14 three-pointers in just 27 minutes and helped the Warriors decisively put the game away 149-124.

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Rodger Sherman of The Ringer and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated put the performance in context:

While Curry garners plenty of headlines as arguably the best three-point shooter of all time and the central figure during the Warriors' recent run of incredible success, Thompson's hot streaks are a sight to behold. He also torched the net for a record 37 points in a single quarter during a January 2015 victory over the Sacramento Kings behind nine three-pointers.

He found that record-setting touch again Monday against a Bulls defense that resembles the Washington Generals against the Harlem Globetrotters. Chicago was 24th in the league in defensive rating coming into Monday's contest, per NBA.com, and gave up more than 100 points in its first five games.

Curry's record of 13 three-pointers in a game didn't last long seeing how he set it in November 2016 against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Given the shooting prowess of both players, it wouldn't be a surprise if they continue to one-up each other in the coming years.

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