Thomp­son sets three-record

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CHICAGO – Klay Thomp­son set an NBA record with 14 3-point­ers as part of an Nba-season-high 52-point per­for­mance, and the vis­it­ing Golden State War­riors stormed to a 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls on Mon­day night.

The War­riors scored 92 points in the first half – the most ever by a road team and the sec­ond most of all time be­hind the Phoenix Suns, who had 107 in the first half against the Den­ver Nuggets on Novem­ber 19, 1990.

Golden State led 92-50 at the break. The 42-point mar­gin was the fourth­largest half­time lead in his­tory and the largest lead by a road team. Thomp­son fin­ished 14 of 24 from be­yond the arc. He ex­ulted and held up three fin­gers with each hand after his record­break­ing 3-ball dropped through the net with 4:53 re­main­ing in the third quar­ter.

The shot moved Thomp­son past team­mate Steph Curry, who sank 13 3-point­ers against the New Or­leans Pel­i­cans on Novem­ber 8, 2016. In 26 min­utes of ac­tion, Thomp­son made 18 of 29 field-goal at­tempts and grabbed five re­bounds.

Jimmy But­ler made five 3-point­ers in the fourth quar­ter and scored 32 points to lead hosts Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves 124-120 over Los Angeles Lak­ers in Min­neapo­lis.

Karl-an­thony Towns added 25 points, 16 re­bounds and four blocks for the Tim­ber­wolves.

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