Klay Thompson had a slow start to the year as the Warriors looked to get Kevin Durant into the fold. The swingman, who famously said he wasn’t “sacrificing sh*t” with Durant on the team, has always been a streaky shooter. Even when he was struggling, there was always the sense he’d go off at any moment.
That moment was on Monday night against the Pacers, as Golden State exploded for 142 points in a blowout win. Thompson had 60 of those. In just 29 minutes.
His per minute average was right below Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game pace:
And he was the first person to score 60 points in three quarters since Kobe scored 62 before sitting out the fourth during a win over Dallas in Dec. 2005 (the same season as his 81-point game):