Klay Thompson sets record in Golden State Warriors blowout

Klay Thompson set a National Basketball Association record for points in a quarter, netting 37 of Golden State`s 41 points in the third en route to a 126-101 demolition of Sacramento.

AFP| Updated: Jan 24, 2015, 12:45 PM IST
Klay Thompson sets record in Golden State Warriors blowout

Oaklanad: Klay Thompson set a National Basketball Association record for points in a quarter, netting 37 of Golden State`s 41 points in the third en route to a 126-101 demolition of Sacramento.

Thompson, who finished with 52 points after leaving at the 9:28 mark of the fourth quarter, made all 13 of his shots in the third, with nine of them coming from three-point range.

Thompson carried the Warriors on his back in the third Friday night as he single-handedly turned a Kings` lead into a Golden State blowout.

"I never shot like that," Thompson said. "Every time I touched the ball I was going to shoot it.

"Honestly, I was just really focused, hitting some tough shots and in a great flow.

"Even I am shocked. That`s crazy."

The previous record was 33 points by George Gervin in 1978 and Carmelo Anthony in 2008.

During a 5:25 span of the third, Thompson poured in 19 straight Golden State points and potted five triples during the blitz. He outscored the Kings 37-22 in the period.

Thompson finished 16-of-25 from the field overall and was 11-of-15 from long distance.