Klay Thompson erupted for 60 points in the Golden State Warriors’ victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night in 29 minutes of play. To put this historic feat in perspective, Thompson scored more points per minute (2.07) than Kobe Bryant (1.98) did in his 81-point outburst.
The sweet-shooting guard was 21-for-33 from the field and 8-for-14 from beyond the arc but was far from a ballhog. In fact, he had the third-most touches on his own team.
Thompson holds the NBA record for points in a quarter (37). With this outburst, he’s cemented himself as the gold standard for explosivity. His ability to quickly amass scores of points is also a testament to the Warriors greatness as defenses can’t (or won’t) key on him even after bucket after bucket.
One would think Thompson will have a hard time replicating this type of performance but then again, he’s proven capable of unreasonable hot streaks.