OAKLAND—The Golden State Warriors defeated the Indiana Pacers for the second time this season, winning 106-142 on Monday, December 5.
Klay Thompson scored a career high 60 points through three quarters of play before sitting out the entire fourth quarter as the Warriors led by double digits. Kevin Durant had 20 points, and Steph Curry added 13 points, 11 assists and four rebounds.
Thompson set an NBA record for most points in a quarter with 37 against the Sacramento Kings on January 23, 2015.
“It’s just unfortunate two times I got my career high I didn’t get to play the fourth quarter,” Thompson said after the game.
“I think I could have, maybe one day I will have the opportunity. But 60 points in 29 minutes is not to bad, I’m satisfied with that,” Thompson said when asked if he could have beaten Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant’s 81-point record.
Thompson joined Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Joe Fulks, and Rick Barry as the only Warriors players to score 60 points in a game.
Paul George led the Pacers with 21 points and 10 rebounds in their 11th loss of the season. Jeff Teague had 16 points and six assists; Joe Young added 12 points off the bench.
The Pacers are now 10-11 on the season, and will continue a five-game road trip with a matchup against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, December 6.
The Warriors are now an NBA best 18-3 overall, and will face the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time this season on Wednesday, December 7.