Through the first seven games of the NBA season, Klay Thompson was 5-of-36 from three. He was just off.
And you knew the onslaught was coming. The only question was what team would be the unlucky one the night he got white hot.
Sorry Chicago Bulls.
Thompson set a new NBA record with 14 three-pointers — 10 in the first half — as the Warriors put up a ridiculous 92 points in the first half (second most in NBA history) on their way to a blowout 149-124 win.
Thompson finished with 52 points, his third 50+ point game in his career. So, I guess the new, larger headband wasn’t the problem.
The Warriors hit 17 threes as a team in the first half, setting an NBA record for most threes in a half.
The Warriors are motivated to start the season, and when unleashed on bad perimeter defensive teams (read: Chicago) it’s a fireworks show.