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Monday night's game at the United Center in Chicago was extremely special. Fans in attendance witnessed history as Klay Thompson made an NBA-record 14 3-pointers.

The four-time All-Star hit 10 treys in the first half, and the Warriors went into the locker room at halftime leading 92-50 (that is not a typo).

"It wasn't a fair fight," Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. "The Bulls are in a rebuilding mode, but so many of their key guys are out. ... I was proud of our guys for not letting down.

"I think the most disrespectful thing you can do is not play hard. Our guys played hard, and I was very proud of that effort. But yeah, we were playing so well and playing so fast and scoring ... at the end of the half, you're kind of in a weird frame of mind as a coach.

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"You don't want to show anybody up, but you want your guys to keep playing."

And keep playing they did.

The Warriors worked extremely hard at getting Klay as many 3-point attempts as possible. He made No. 11 just over two minutes into the third quarter, No. 12 at the 8:03 mark and No. 13 about one minute later.

Klay then missed 3-point attempts at the following marks -- 6:50, 6:35, 6:17 and 5:10. Finally, with 4:53 remaining in the quarter, Klay etched his name in basketball lore. 

 

While the 2016 3-point contest champion and his teammates were having the time of their lives, the same can't be said for Kerr and his assistant coaches.

"When Klay was searching for the record, it was uncomfortable for us as a staff," Kerr told the media. "But at the same time, we're not gonna tell him don't go for an NBA record. So I'm glad he got it. He earned it."

Yes he did.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller