Klay Thompson shot himself out of slump and back into the NBA record book Monday night in Chicago.
Thompson drained 14 3-pointers, surpassing by one the NBA single-game record held by Warriors teammate Stephen Curry since Nov. 7, 2016.
No. 14 came on a 27-foot jump shot with 4:53 remaining in the third quarter, off a pass from Kevin Durant. It also gave the Warriors a 113-69 lead over the Bulls.
14 THREES IN A GAME BY KLAY THOMPSON pic.twitter.com/nB6vSvd8gR— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 30, 2018
Thompson finished with 52 points on 18-of-29 shooting, including 14 of 24 from beyond the arc. He needed less than three quarters to destroy Chicago’s defense.
And to think, Thompson came into the game mired in a slump, shooting 13.9 percent beyond the arc and 34.6 percent overall. Through the first seven games, he had made a total five 3-pointers, in 36 attempts.
Thompson left the game to be evaluated for a concussion after an on-court collision, but he was determined not to have one, NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke reported postgame. Thompson did have to get two stitches on his forehead, though.