So much for there not being enough shots to go around for the Golden State Warriors, huh? Klay Thompson just took that concern and threw it out the window with a record-setting night against the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
Going 21-for-33 from the field, 8-for-14 from three-point land, and 10-for-11 from the free throw line, Thompson scored 60 points in just 29 minutes. Talk about being in “The Zone.”
Want another crazy stat? Thompson only had the ball in his hands for about a minute and a half en route to his 60-point performance.
That’s made pretty easy when, as Thompson put it, “I don’t think I had to take more than 5 dribbles the whole game.”
And while it was an amazing night for Thompson, Steph Curry might have actually had more fun watching it than Thompson did doing it…
Amazingly, Thompson could have scored even more but Steve Kerr sat him down for the entire fourth quarter as the game was well in hand. Not that Thompson didn’t want to keep going, because he did.
“I did, but it’s just unfortunate the two times I got my career high I didn’t even get to play in the fourth quarter,” Thompson said after the game. “We should keep these games closer next time. It’s all good. It’s good to get rest before we go on this road trip.”
So did he think he could have scored 80 if he’d been left in the game?
“I think I could have. Maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity, but 60 in 29 minutes is not too bad,” said Thompson. “I’m satisfied with that.”
Watch the video of his performance below and you’ll see that he’s probably right. Amazing.