Warriors

Warriors

Klay Thompson scored 60 points on Monday night against the Pacers.

He played just 29 minutes.

Following the game, the two-time All-Star jointed Warriors Postgame Live on CSN Bay Area and was asked if he had received any messages from his family and friends.

"My dad said, 'You should have had 70. You missed four wide-open 3s,'" Klay revealed. "I'm like, 'that's more than you made your entire career ... I'm just kidding.'"

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Mychal played 12 seasons from 1979 to 1991 and went 1-for-12 from deep over the course of his career.

On Jan. 23, 2015, Klay scored 37 points in the third quarter against the Kings -- setting the NBA record for most points in a quarter.

How does that night compare to what he did on Monday?

"They're both unique in their own right," Klay told the Postgame Live crew. "It's hard to pick which one was more fun. But tonight reminded me of it because the crowd -- every time you touch the ball and the crowd gets up to their feet, chanting your name, there's nothing like it ... I never take it for granted because these nights are far and few between.

"But man, it was a lot of fun. 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."

 

Klay scored 40 points in the first half. Was there a specific number he was hoping to get to?

"No, just play hard and play every possession the right way and that's why I think I was successful," he said. "I think I took all good shots and I was in a great rhythm. For me it was huge to get to the cup early. When I do that it opens up the whole floor for me -- using my teammates to get open and I thought my off-ball activity was great tonight.

"It was a huge breakout game for me. I'm not gonna lie -- I never really thought I would be able to do this growing up, so when I surprise myself like this it motivates me to keep on getting better."