Last night in a resounding 142-106 victory over the Pacers, Klay Thompson joined Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, and Joe Fulks as the only Golden State players ever to score 60 points in a single game, and as ESPN observes, he did so without even playing the last quarter and in under 30 minutes total. Thompson was taken out before he could score any more, perhaps so as not to demoralize the opposition. That decision by his coach was criticized by some who thought Thompson could have kept on scoring, perhaps surpassing 80 points.
"I felt like every shot I took was a good shot," Thompson said according to ESPN. "It's the way I was playing off of my teammates, too.
S/O to my squad for setting me up 2night! I don't think I had to take more then 5 dribbles the whole game lol— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) December 6, 2016
"I don't even know what to say," Thompson's teammate Kevin Durant said. "It was crazy because he probably has the ball in his hand for probably not even two minutes in the whole game. He was catching, shooting, cutting."
Some of the plays were truly a sight to behold:
Fans delighted in the performance, some with reference to this weekend's revelation that Steve Kerr had tried medical marijuana to help him with back pain, an announcement that could have ramifications in the NBA's discussion surrounding use of the substance.
is this what happens when klay finds steve kerr's back surgery weed— Rembert Browne (@rembert) December 6, 2016
You can catch all the points here —Thompson makes quick work of it.