It was just last week when the Golden State Warriors saw Stephen Curry post 51 points in a victory. Kevin Durant then went on to score 25 points in the fourth quarter alone in New York. But on Monday night, they got by far the best performance of the season from Klay Thompson, who would go on to break Curry’s three point record with a ridiculous 14-24 from three-point land. What makes the feat even more remarkable is the fact that Thompson needed only 27 minutes to accomplish it, ending the night with 52 points total on 18 for 29 from the field overall. This Warriors team continues to show just how dangerous it is. On any given night, any of a number of players can have a big game. And you simply cannot stop all of them.
Thompson broke Curry’s previous three-point record with the game, and unlike most people, Curry was very gracious towards his teammate- as you’d expect from the Davidson alumni. Still, even with that said, would we really be shocked if Curry came back over the top of him and took the record back for himself one day? I, for one, would not be! As for the game itself, the Warriors would hammer the Chicago Bulls 149-124 in the end, causing coach Steve Kerr to be able to rest a number of his players for an extended amount of time.
Elsewhere, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots continued their domination of the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football with a solid but unemphatic 25-6 victory. Brady threw for 324 yards on the night and completed 29 of 45 passing attempts, but didn’t get a single TD all night long. Instead, it was Stephen Gostkowski that was the star. The Pats’ first 12 points all came from his foot as their defense stepped up to only allow Buffalo a couple of field goals. Late in the going, they finally scored a touchdown as running back James White pushed his way in from a yard out. With just under six minutes remaining the game was sealed when the Bills’ drive came to an end after getting to the 16 yard line of New England due to an interception. Devin McCourty would take it back to the house for an 84 yard TD return, giving us the final score we got. The Pats improved to 6-2 with the win, and they remain on the back of the Chiefs in the ever-important race to get home-field advantage in the playoffs.