Golden State Warriors break multiple NBA records in latest game
Monday, Nov. 29, 2018, was a historic night for the Golden State Warriors. The reigning NBA champs secured a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls while also breaking not one, but two records (and almost a third).
Starting guard Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single game, passing his teammate Stephen Curry, who held the previous record of 13 since November 2016.
In the first half, Thompson hit 10 3's with an overall score of 36 as Golden State built a 92-50 halftime lead. This was the second-highest scoring half ever by an NBA team, the first being the Phoenix Suns with 107 in the first half of a 173-143 victory over the Denver Nuggets in 1990, according to Independent Record.
Even though the Warriors didn't set the record for most point in one half, they did succeed in breaking the record for most 3-pointers in a half, with a total of 17.
In the second half, Thompson continued his hot streak, successfully making three more 3's. He drained his 14th on an assist from teammate Kevin Durant with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter. The entire team was ecstatic heading to the sideline for a timeout.
In a post game interview, Thompson said, "That's what I do this for is those moments that you share with your teammates.That's why we play basketball. It's a collective effort. And I don't know if I would be able to break these records I have gotten in my past like tonight without the system I play in or the team I play with, the guys I play with." He finished with a total score of 52 points in his 27 minutes of game play.
Apparently, the energy from Monday night's game carried over to Wednesday because the Warriors earned a solid win against New Orleans Pelicans, making their current record 8-1.