Warriors’ Kevin Durant says nobody will ever shoot like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson again
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant saw NBA history being rewritten a second time as Klay Thompson buried a record 14 made 3-pointers against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. It was Durant who delivered the record-breaking dime to set up Thompson’s 14th trifecta of the game, a feat he achieved in merely 27 minutes after teeing up 24 attempts through a 52-point performance.
Afterward, Durant spoke about the incredible moment and heaped a copious amount of praise upon his sharpshooting teammates.
“It was a great moment. It’s great to be a part of,” said Durant, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic. “It’s great to see Steph break the record first two years ago, and then see Klay break it. It’s only fitting that those two hold the record for most 3-point shots in a game. They’re the best shooters to ever walk the earth, and nobody will probably ever shoot like those two ever again.”
Durant’s first season with the Warriors allowed him to see Stephen Curry at his lowest, misfiring in all 10 of his 3-point attempts against the Los Angeles Lakers before coming back with a vengeance three days after, drilling 13 treys against the New Orleans Pelicans to set the long-eluded record.
In a similar manner, Thompson was a ghastly 5-of-36 from deep entering Monday night’s game against the Bulls, due for an explosive night to bust out of his season-long slump from deep.
The 6-foot-7 deadeye sniper raised his 3-point percentage from a futile 13.8 percent to a 31.7 percent clip after Monday’s fireworks at the United Center, putting his name in the record books and giving Durant and his teammates a night to remember.