Kevin Durant hailed Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry as “the best shooters to ever walk the earth” after another historic night for the Warriors.
It was Thompson’s turn to take center stage Monday in Chicago, the swingman hitting an NBA-record 14 3-pointers and scoring 52 points in just more than 26 minutes on court in a 149-124 win over the Bulls.
Curry set the previous record of 13 3s two years ago and played his part in helping Thompson take his record.
Durant felt fortunate to see both teammates make history.
Watching Klay go off is a lot of fun
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“Two great moments, great to be a part of it,” Durant said. “To see Steph break the record first two years ago and to see Klay break it. It’s only fitting that those two hold the records, hold the most 3-point shots in a game.
“The best shooters to ever walk the earth, and probably nobody will ever shoot like those two ever again.”
Curry had no problem losing his record to a fellow Warrior.
“Records are obviously meant to be broken,” he said. “I’m just happy it’s my teammate and nobody else. And I got to witness it in person.”
He added: “It was like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter. Like, you don’t really mention anything to him. It’s kind of just everybody else figuring out ways we’re going to keep feeding him the ball and running our offense to obviously cater to him to knock down shots.”