Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 60 freakin’ points last night against the Indiana Pacers at Oracle Arena, and he did so in just 29 minutes over three quarters!

Thompson was upset he didn’t get to play the fourth quarter; he wanted to go for 80 points (Note: The Warriors were blowing out the Pacers, so Steve Kerr probably made the right call in pulling Thompson):

Thompson reached a career-high 54 points on this three with 4:38 to go in the third quarter:

He hit 57 points with another three just over a minute later:

And then he got to 60 with this corner three with 2:29 to go in the third:

Here are full highlights of Thompson’s historic night:

60 points, on 21-of-33 shooting from the field (8-14 on threes), and 10-of-11 at the line.

Some of the factoids to come out of the game are especially insane. We’ll start with the most incredible one, which is that Thompson is the first player of the shot clock era to score 60 minutes in under 30 minutes:

Thompson’s superstar teammate Steph Curry said that he’d put money on Thompson’s feat (60 points in under 30 minutes) “never being touched again in the history of basketball” (via ESPN):

Of Thompson scoring 60 in under 30 minutes, his superstar teammate Stephen Curry summarized, “That’s a feat that I would put money on to probably never be touched again in the history of basketball. It’s unbelievable.”

But moving on to more incredible statistical nuggets… the Pacers only outscored Thompson by 10 points in the first half:

Thompson became the first NBA player to score 40 points in a half since Kobe Bryant did in 2003:

He joins Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as the only active NBA players to score 60 points:

He is one of eight players to score 60 since 2000:

Maybe my favorite factoid is that Thompson’s 60 points are more points than Brian Scalabrine scored (52 points) in his final two seasons combined:

Thompson only had the ball in his hands for about a minute and a half the entire game (and even tweeted about that point):

And last but certainly not least, Thompson’s 2.07 points per minute almost matched the pace of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point performance from 1962!

Amazing. What a performance.

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