When Klay Thompson gets going, there might not be a more dangerous player in the NBA.
The Golden State Warriors guard was on fire Monday night, hitting 10 straight 3-pointers before finally missing deep into the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers. His 10-for-10 start beyond the arc set a new NBA record for consecutive made 3s to start a game.
The outburst was part of an overall hot shooting night for Thompson as he finished 17-for-20 from the field for 44 points. He was particularly lethal in the third quarter, as he canned seven 3-pointers. With his teammates trying to feed him, he finally missed at the 3:55 mark of the third quarter. He exited the game for good shortly after as his scoring avalanche helped blow the game wide open for the Warriors.
Scoring in bunches is nothing new for Thompson, though.
Earlier this season he broke fellow Splash Brother Steph Curry’s single-game 3-point record by nailing 14 against the Chicago Bulls. Thompson also owns the NBA record for points in a quarter after scoring 37 in a 2015 game against the Sacramento Kings.