On Dec. 5, 2016, Klay Thompson scored 60 points in just over 29 minutes of action.
The result -- "Performance of the Year" at the NBA Awards show.
Devin Booker (70 points vs the Celtics), James Harden (53 points, 16 rebounds, 17 assists vs the Knicks) and Russell Westbrook (57 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists vs the Magic) were also nominated. The award was voted on by fans.
Klay racked up 60 points while dribbling the ball just 11 times.
He left the game with 1:22 remaining in the third quarter and did not return.
- First quarter -- 17 points on 8 for 12 shooting
- Second quarter -- 23 points on 7 for 10 shooting
- Third quarter -- 20 points on 6 for 11 shooting
Some quotes from after the game:
Klay: "I'll tell my grandkids about this one day and I'll be that old man bragging about it. It was a fun night to say the least."
Steph Curry: “That’s a feat I would put money on to probably never be touched ever again in the history of basketball."
Kevin Durant: “I don’t even know what to say. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Steve Kerr: "You could see that once he got hot, Steph was looking for him and Draymond (Green) and KD and Andre (Iguodala) and Zaza (Pachulia), they were all looking for him. I’ve said this before, but I really believe the strength of our team the last few years offensive is the number of guys that can pass and make plays. What’s really gratifying as a coach is when you see that type of unselfishness.”
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller