To say Klay Thompson got hot on Monday night would be a major understatement.
Not only did the guy score 52 points in 26 minutes, but it also included making an NBA record 14 three-pointers for the game. Golden State head coach Steve Kerr commented on the achievement following the game.
"I didn't even realize what was happening, record-wise, until they called a timeout," Kerr said. "He had made a couple in the second half, and I heard Klay say, 'Two more! Two more!' And that's when I realized -- and I didn't even know who had the record, and so I asked Steph, I go, 'Do you have the record?' He goes, 'Yeah.' At that point, the guys were just feeding him every time. I think that's how much they care about Klay and felt for him because he's had a rough start to the season, and obviously, he got it going tonight, to say the least."
So, in case you didn't know, Steph was the previous record-holder, with 13. Whether or not that truly inspired Klay to go off like that, we can probably expect that record to be threatened by Steph sometime soon.
And the "rough start" Kerr is referring to? Six games into the season, Thompson was shooting a woeful 4 of 31 from deep, good enough for an abysmal 12.9% shooting. Monday night was really the first tie Klay has broke-out this season. And now that he's broke the ice, more will likely follow as the Warriors continue to tear the league.