By Chineze Ogugua
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson broke team-mate Steph Curry’s NBA record for three-pointers in a single game in a win over the Chicago Bulls early today.
The 28-year-old shooting guard scored 14 three-pointers in a 52-point performance during their 149-124 victory surpassing Curry’s record of 13 achieved in November 2016 against New Orleans Pelicans.
Thompson gave a hint of what was to come in the opening quarter when he scored 22 points to help the reigning NBA champions to a 44-28 lead.
By half-time the Warriors had increased their advantage to 42 points as they led 92-50.
Thompson drew level with Curry’s record in the third quarter before breaking it with five minutes remaining, and later revealed his team-mate had encouraged him to do so.
Curry holds the NBA record for most three-pointers in a season, netting 402 in 2015-16.
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