Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Klay Thompson breaks three-point record as Golden State win again

Klay Thompson breaks three-point record as Golden State win again

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on October 29, 2018, in Chicago.

Unbeknownst to many, the last time it happened was in a November game in the 2017 National Basketball Association season, after the Warriors' 73-9 season in 2016 - in a blowout loss against the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers.

Curry poured in 13 shots from downtown in 2013.

Thompson broke Curry's single game record of 13 made threes, which he did in a game in 2016 against the Pelicans. He hit his 14th shot from downtown in the third quarter. Thompson was taken out in the third quarter after setting the record - his team holding a commanding lead over the Chicago Bulls. Oh, and he did it all while wearing a headband to cover up a bloody cut caused by a stray Damian Jones elbow. The entire team - so adept at sacrificing, so selfless for the greater good - focused its energy on the Klay Thompson Reclamation Project.

The Bulls faithful were cheering the unbelievable scenes they were being treated to, even though each three was a dagger to the Bulls' heart.

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But Klay Thompson continued to struggle behind the arc, going 1 for 5 and falling to 5 for 36 this season.

Everything you needed to know about the history-chasing Warriors' unselfishness played out in full display as they set more records Monday night at the United Center.

As Thompson revealed to The Athletic's Anthony Slater after the game against the Chicago Bulls, Curry told him to "go get it" when referring to the record at halftime.

"It's what I do this for, it's those moments to share with teammates". Players who aren't known as scorers can have big nights, and guys who were think they would have been unstoppable.

Thompson was 18 of 29 from the field and had more than double the amount of points as his splash brother Curry, who had 23 for the match.

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Brooklyn's offense showed up against the Warriors, particularly in a 37-27 fourth quarter, when the Nets' comeback barely fell short.

Ben Simmons starred for the 76ers.

He fell just short of another career triple-double when he - along with JJ Redick and Joel Embiid - was given an early mark by coach Brett Brown and ended the clash with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Sixers in every category.

But his highlight reel did not end there.

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