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Klay Thompson’s 37-Point Third Quarter Gets the NBA Jam Treatment (Video)
Last Friday, January 23, against the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson set an NBA record by scoring 37 points in one quarter.
Think about that for a minute. Wilt Chamberlain‘s “unbreakable” record of 100 points in one game works out to just 25 points per quarter. Score 37 points every quarter and that’s 148 points. It’s a staggering total.
So how did Thompson do it? By going 13 for 13 from the field, including nine for nine from three point range. Which is also a record.
In other words, for one quarter, Klay Thompson was on fire like nobody has ever been on fire before in the history of basketball. So it’s only natural that somebody gave Thompson’s 3rd quarter performance the NBA Jam treatment.
Take a look:
Eventually Thompson did get extinguished. But it wasn’t by anyone on the opposing team. It was his own coach who put him out.
You see, because Thompson’s run gave the Warriors a 24-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, Warriors coach Steve Kerr rested his starters for the fourth.
Life isn’t really like a video game. Guys do get hurt.