Recap of Klay's career night.
Klay Thompson notched a career high 60 points last night against the Indiana Pacers and he only needed 29 minutes to do so. Unfortunately, because the Warriors were killing the Pacers Steve Kerr sat Klay for the entire fourth quarter so he never got a chance to challenge Kobe Bryant's 81 points.
"It's just unfortunate two times I got my career high I didn't get to play the fourth quarter," Thompson said.
In his 29 minutes, Thompson was an incredibly efficient 21-33 from the floor, including 8-14 from behind the arc. Not even an ice bath from Steph Curry after the game could cool down Klay, who joined the ranks of Kobe, LeBron, Melo, Arenas, Iverson, T-Mac and Shaq as the only players who have dropped 60 since 2000.
Everyone from his teammates and opponents to the casual NBA fan had something to say about his hot streak last night. Check out some of the reactions below.
Warriors' Klay Thompson, after career-high 60 points and an ice bath from Stephen Curry: "I'm still hot." pic.twitter.com/yk6y9l6nfT— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 6, 2016
Kerr: “Klay, we’re up 33, this team isn’t good and on a back to back. Why risk injury?”— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 6, 2016
Draymond: “GO BACK IN AND SCORE 100.” pic.twitter.com/kDdv3qXsT5
Klay Thompson is the only player to ever score 60 pts in under 30 minutes (in the shot clock era). pic.twitter.com/etPDPMjU9r— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 6, 2016
Klay Thompson has the first 60-point game for the Warriors since Rick Barry scored 64 points on March 26, 1974 vs. Portland— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 6, 2016
Kobe Bryant scored 62 on Dec. 20, 2005 in only 32:53 minutes, the fastest 60-point game in NBA history... until tonight.— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) December 6, 2016
Klay Thompson scored 60 in 3 quarters! Is it the shoes? pic.twitter.com/EL6mmVaeLI— David Astramskas (@redapples) December 6, 2016
A Little Keepsake from this guy! Unreal Night! pic.twitter.com/IOEtSx89JB— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 6, 2016
Listen 60pts 29mins Watchhhhhooouuuuttttt that's crazzzyyyyyy— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) December 6, 2016
Klay going crazy— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) December 6, 2016
New #Westworld theory: Klay Thompson has reached consciousness.— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 6, 2016
Klay Thompson’s shot chart after scoring 60 points in less than 30 minutes tonight vs. the Pacers: pic.twitter.com/tiVcxiKler— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 6, 2016