Klay Thompson shatters Stephen Curry's three-point record in spectacular shooting display

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"I think we just needed a spark and I was able to provide that for the team", he said.

"I forced a few bad shots, but I was so anxious".

10 of those threes in the first half were made by Thompson.

Thompson went 18-of-29 from the field and logged just 26 minutes and 33 seconds of action.

The Warriors are now tops in the Western Conference with a 7-1 slate, just slightly behind the 7-0 Milwaukee for the best overall record in the National Basketball Association.

"I didn't even realise what was happening record-wise until they called a time out in the third quarter", Kerr said.

"Its amusing actually 'cause you think it's like a no-hitter or a flawless game in baseball, no one wants to say anything to you".

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.

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Prior to last night, the most recent challenger to Wilt's points per minute throne was - ironically - Thompson who scored 2.07 points per minute in a 60-point outburst back in 2016 against Indiana. Alfonzo McKinnie had 19 while Quinn Cook added 16 for the Warriors, who converted 24 of 45 from 3-point range.

It was unclear what happened with the volatile center, who was sitting in street clothes on the Golden State bench not far from where Curry had made a 3-pointer on a shot where it appeared he may have also drawn contact.

The Raptors meanwhile were missing Kawhi Leonard, opting to rest the star forward for the contest.

The Hornets had eight players score in double figures.

Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova both scored 16 points apiece as Milwaukee moved to within two wins of matching the franchise-best 7-0 start of the 1971-72 team led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Holiday then gave the Pelicans a one-point lead with three seconds left and, during a Brooklyn timeout, the Nets' Ed Davis was called for a technical for shoving Solomon Hill.

The Bucks overwhelmed the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-95 in Minneapolis for a fifth straight victory. Karl-Anthony Towns added 25 points and shooting guard Josh Okogie had 17 points.

In Philadelphia, Ben Simmons led the 76ers to a 113-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center.