Warriors guard Klay Thompson sets NBA record, knocks down 14 3-pointers in win over Bulls

The 28-year-old sharpshooter knocked down his league-record 14th 3-pointer in the third quarter.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrates after scoring a three pointer   -  AP

A Warriors player set another NBA record Monday.

Klay Thompson knocked down his league-record 14th 3-pointer in the third quarter of Golden State’s matchup with the Bulls. Thompson’s teammate Stephen Curry held the previous record of 13.

 

The 28-year-old sharpshooter connected on 10 triples in the first half before adding five more in the third quarter. He tallied 52 points in 26 minutes on the floor before he was removed with his team leading 113-72 and a little more than 16 minutes remaining in the game.

 

Thompson had struggled this season before the matchup in Chicago. He entered the game averaging 15.1 points in seven games while shooting just 13.9 percent from 3-point range.

Thompson finished the Warriors' 149-124 victory with 52 points and five rebounds. It was Thompson’s third career 50-point game.

Golden State led the Bulls 92-50 at the end of the second quarter, the fourth largest halftime advantage since 1954-55.