Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t even know Stephen Curry had 3-point record before Klay Thompson
Many thought Klay Thompson’s second-half stint was one orchestrated by coach Steve Kerr in order to allow him to break the record of 3-pointers made in a game, but the Golden State Warriors head coach was actually unaware of the feat at hand.
“I didn’t even know who had the record. And so I asked Steph. I go, “Do you have the record?” He goes, “Yeah.” And so I’m a little slow on the uptake on some of this stuff. I’m worried about the rest of the game,” said Kerr, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic. “But at that point, guys were just feeding him every time. I think that’s how much they care about Klay and felt for him because he’s had a rough start to the season. And obviously he got it going tonight to say the least.”
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and the rest of the teammates were well aware of what territory Thompson was entering after tying an NBA-best for 3-pointers made in a half with 10 treys — choosing to run plays for Thompson in transition and pass him the ball every chance they got.
Thompson fired away and converted time and time again, as even a bump to the forehead (which would later require stitches) wasn’t enough to stop him, as he nailed his record-tying trifecta while bleeding, thanks to a Curry dime.
The 6-foot-7 marksman came back with a yellow headband on after an infection control timeout, only to finally get his record-breaking long-ball after five tries from downtown off a Durant helper in the third quarter.
Kerr might be coaching this team, but the players have the utmost freedom to call plays, as it became evident while the Warriors were up big on the Chicago Bulls during a 149-124 rout on Monday night.