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Watch how Klay Thompson set the NBA record with 14 threes in a game in only 26 minutes. Leading the cheers, passing and screening was the old record holder, Stephen Curry. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and many lost Chicago defenders.  Video analysis from the Warriors-Bulls game on Oct 29 2018.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls
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Video Analysis

Klay Thompson set the NBA record with 14 threes in a game in only 26 minutes.

Here are all 14 threes with breakdowns of the plays and mistakes that led to them. Leading the cheers, passing and screening was the old record holder, Stephen Curry. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and many lost Chicago defenders.

Klay Thompson's Record 14 Threes

Watch Klay Thompson set the NBA record with 14 threes in a game in only 26 minutes. Leading the cheers, passing and screening was the old record holder, Stephen Curry. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and many lost Chicago defenders. By @EricApricot. More videos and full articles at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Notes During the Game

  • Klay Thompson popping off in desperate attempt to save his beard. Three threes early...
  • Hate to say it but since the 3 threes, Thompson has not been good.
  • Haha Thompson hit a fourth three like 4 milliseconds after I hit send
  • Hahaha Steph Curry bailed out of a layup like Rondo to try to find Thompson. Team LOVES to feed Thompson when he’s on.
  • ALFONS-OREB MCKTHREENNIE
  • You know Curry is gonna force feed Thompson until he beats Curry’s 3s record or dies trying.
  • KERR, RUN ELEVATOR DOORS FOR THOMPSON, YOU COWARD
  • No one has addressed the real tragedy of the Bulls fiasco, which is Thompson will certainly continue wearing the mountain beard, and there’s an outside chance he’s gonna rock the JaVale McGee headband henceforth
  • Curry took ZERO shots in the second half. Durant took ONE.
  • Real leadership. Curry actually was en fuego in the first half too, pouring in 23 points on 9 shots, but he gave it all up for Splash Family Values. He only took 4 threes to stop his record streak of 5+ threes games. Durant also happily went along with it, taking only 10 shots.
  • I really want to do a breakdown of McKinnie, but these damned stars keep setting their freaking records. Love McKinnie’s rebounding.
  • By the way, respect to the Bulls for not trying anything cheesy like double team trapping Thompson in the second half.

Thompson games ranked:

  • #1. OKC Game 6. 11 3s in Playoff Game. Most important one.
  • #2. HOU Game 6. 9-14 from 3 in elimination.
  • #3. 37 in 1Q with no misses. Unbreakable record.
  • #4. 60 in 29.
  • #5. 14 3s. Probably broken this season w league chucking.

Poll

Klay’s greatest game was OKC Game 6. What was his second greatest game?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    HOU Game 6.
    (74 votes)
  • 53%
    37 in 1Q
    (147 votes)
  • 14%
    60 in 29
    (40 votes)
  • 4%
    14 threes
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Another game (mentioned in the comments)
    (0 votes)
274 votes total Vote Now