Stephen Curry set an National Basketball Association record after draining seven three pointers en route to a 35-point performance as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 on Sunday (Monday in Manila).
Thompson hadn't been at his best in the Warriors' first seven games, averaging just 15.1 points while shooting only 13.9 percent from 3-point range.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points for Golden State, with Draymond Green contributing 18 and Klay Thompson 12. He also had 52 in a game that's more remembered for his 37 points in a single quarter against the Kings on January 23, 2015, and he had a career-high 60 points against in on December 5, 2016. The hosts were 2-4 to begin the season and Warriors entered this game as favorites, quite understandably.
Kemba Walker scored 30 points, all in the first three quarters, and Charlotte salvaged a split of a home-and-home set against visiting Chicago.
"I think that's how much they care about Klay and felt for him because he's had a rough start to the season, " Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Golden State used its hot shooting to get out to a 92-50 lead over Chicago. The slumping guard broke out in a big way, converting 10 3-pointers in the first half alone versus the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
DeMarcus Cousins, who has yet to play a game for the Warriors, was thrown out in the first quarter.
With the game as good as won, it became simply a question of whether the red-hot Thompson would surpass Curry's three-pointer benchmark. The Warriors set a handful of records for Bulls opponents in a 149-124 haymaker.
Wesley Matthews scored 22, Luka Doncic added 14 and Maxi Kleber had 11 in the loss.
Zach LaVine had 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting for the Bulls. He had 10 points in a 12-4 spurt that turned a six-point deficit into a 93-91 lead with 8:16 to play, and then followed Burke's 3-pointer that gave NY its last lead with five straight points. We knew that at some point he would erupt like Vesuvius and some poor team was going to end up like Pompeii.