Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter as the Golden State Warriors blew out the Sacramento Kings xx-xx on Friday.
Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter as the Golden State Warriors blew out the Sacramento Kings 126-101 on Friday.
The Warriors shooting guard had a career-high 52 points thanks to an astounding shooting display in the third.
The 24-year-old did not miss a shot from 13 attempts, including nine three-pointers, to break the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter, along with the most threes made in a quarter.
Thompson's heroics led the Warriors to their fourth straight win, as they improved to a 35-6 win-loss record for the season, while the Kings who were led by DeMarcus Cousins (28 points, 11 rebounds) slumped to their sixth loss in a row.
The Atlanta Hawks overcame the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 to set a franchise record of 15 wins on the bounce.
Paul Millsap was the star for the Eastern Conference leaders, ending the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds to further his All-Star credentials.
A dominant display from Nikola Vucevic was not enough to lift the Orlando Magic to victory, as they went down 113-106 to the New York Knicks.
The Montenegrin big man finished with 34 points and 18 rebounds but solid performances from Carmelo Anthony (25 points) and Jason Smith (19 points) were enough to lift the Knicks to just their eighth win of the season.
A James Harden buzzer-beater lifted the Houston Rockets to a 113-111 triumph on the road against the Phoenix Suns, while Avery Bradley hit a go-ahead three to allow the Boston Celtics to scrape past the Denver Nuggets, 100-99.
Derrick Rose had 20 points as the Chicago Bulls moved to 29-16 this season with a 102-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks, the Cleveland Cavaliers hit 75 points in the first half as they trounced the Charlotte Hornets 129-90 and
Kyle Lowry's 21 points and 5 assists helped the Toronto Raptors see off the Philadelphia 76ers 91-86.
The Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers were no match for the San Antonio Spurs in their 99-85 loss, while Anthony Davis' 23rd double-double of the season (21 points, 12 rebounds) inspired the New Orleans Pelicans to a 92-84 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Miami Heat snuck past the Indiana Pacers 89-87 with Luol Deng finishing with 23 points.