At least from the perspective of long-range shooting, Klay Thompson has not been himself to start the 2018-19 campaign. Coming into The Warriors’ game against the Chicago Bulls he had been averaging just 15.1 points per contest and shooting just 40% from the floor. He had only made 5 of his 36 three-point attempts on the season.
The Bulls were very accommodating in helping Thompson break out of his shooting funk in a major way. He hit an NBA record 14 three-pointers en route to a 52 point night.
Thirty-six of this points came in the first half , as the Warriors dropped 92 ( yes, you read that right, 92 points) in the first half. The 92 first half points are second only to the Phoenix Suns’ 107 against the Denver Nuggets back in 1990. Klay and his Splash Brother Stephen Curry actually outscored the Bulls by themselves in the first half, 59-50.
In case you were wondering, the Warriors did hang on to win 149-124.