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NBA: Thompson scores 60 points as Indiana Pacers fall to Golden State Warriors

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson lays up a shot against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo)



Oakland: Klay Thompson had 60 points, an NBA season high and the most by a Golden State player in more than 42 years, as the Warriors whipped the Indiana Pacers 142-106 on Monday night.

Thompson scored 40 by halftime in just 18-plus minutes. He had a career-best 60 points through three quarters and called it a night, sitting down with 1:22 left in the period as fans jumped to their feet for an extended ovation.

Thompson joined Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks as the only Warriors to score 60 points in a game. Barry was the last to do so, going off for 64 on March 26, 1974, against Portland.

Thompson shot 21 for 33 and 8 of 14 on 3-pointers — 15 of 22 with five 3s in the first two quarters — and converted 10 of 11 free throws in 29 minutes.

Kevin Durant added 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Golden State in another display of impressive passing. The Warriors' 15 first-quarter assists matched a club record and they wound up with 45 total — two off the franchise mark they set Nov. 24 against the Lakers.


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