Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 37 point quarter (VIDEO)

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Somebody is making their All-Star case loud and clear.

Golden State’s Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter to set an NBA record for most points in a quarter. He had nine three pointers in the third quarter, that was also an NBA record. He was 13-of-13 on the quarter and you knew after a couple heat-check shots fell he was going to do something amazing. Check out this shot chart.

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So tell me again how there is no hot hand in the NBA…..

The record had been 33 points in a quarter, a tie between Carmelo Anthony and George “the Ice Man” Gervin.

Thompson — a bubble All-Star guard in the West battling a number of other quality players for a spot — finished with 52 points on the night. If that shooting performance doesn’t make your case I don’t know what will. It also makes a case for Klay Thompson as one of the biggest emerging stars in the NBA period.