Klay Thompson, Warriors set records during incredible performance
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 31, 2018,
Oct 31, 2018, 23:47
Thompson was hit six 3s in the opening quarter. Draymond Green scored 18 points.
The Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans also remain undefeated after contrasting wins. He ended the night going 14-for-24 from three-point land, and 18-for-29 from the field. He scored 23 points in 25 minutes.
That was the Bucks, 124-109, behind an impressive performance from Ersan Ilyasova with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Ben Simmons had a season-high 21 points and was just one assist shy of a triple-double as he led Philadelphia to a thumping 113-92 National Basketball Association home win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists to record his fourth straight double-double as Toronto defeated visiting Dallas on Friday night.
Thompson scored 52 points in 27 minutes, including 36 in the first half, and exited to loud cheers from an opposing crowd. And a few of them happen to include a few superstars that have absolutely been scorching to start the season.
I wrote last week about the rarity of 50-point games in October but that this season - with an explosion in league-wide pace and scoring - being ripe for record-breaking.
Kevin Durant tallied 34 points for the Warriors, who appeared to be cruising to victory before the Nets stormed back with some superb three-point shooting of their own in front of a crowd of 17,700 at Barclays Center arena. It was the Clippers' second win this season over the Rockets, who played without James Harden due to a hamstring injury and dropped to 1-4.
Carmelo Anthony paced the Rockets with a season-high 24 points.
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. He added eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Zach LaVine and Antonio Blakeney paced the Bulls with 21 points apiece. Cameron Payne and Jabari Parker lcontributed 15 apiece but Chicago couldn't find its spark offensively, shooting just 11 of 35 from long distance while missing 13 free throws.