|Date of game: 1/23/2015
Recap: Golden State vs. Sacramento
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - There was a groan at Oracle Arena when Klay Thompson misfired on his first field goal attempt of the fourth quarter.
They were giving him a standing ovation just a few minutes later.
Thompson turned a Sacramento Kings' third-quarter lead into a Golden State Warriors rout all by himself.
The sharp-shooting guard set an NBA record for points in a quarter on Friday night, netting 37 of Golden State's 41 in the third en route to a 126-101 Warriors blowout win over the Kings.
"They just kept wanting to see the show. That's what they kept telling me," Thompson said of his teammates.
Thompson, who finished with 52 points after departing at the 9:28 mark of the fourth, made all 13 of his shots in the third, with nine of them coming from beyond the arc.
"I was taking a lot of bad shots out there, but I was taking them until I missed," Thompson said.
He broke George Gervin and Carmelo Anthony's previous mark of 33 points for a quarter.
"It was crazy. I don't even know what happened," Thompson said.
During a 5:25 span of the third, Thompson poured in 19 straight Golden State points and potted five triples during the stretch. He outscored the Kings 37-22 in the period.
Thompson finished 16-of-25 from the field overall and was 11-of-15 from long distance.
Marreese Speights had 19 points off the bench, while Stephen Curry added 10 points and 11 assists for Golden State, which has won four straight and 12 of its last 13 games.
DeMarcus Cousins tallied 28 points and 11 boards to lead the Kings, who have dropped six straight games.
"He was getting it off so quick we couldn't get any help to him," Sacramento coach Tyrone Corbin said.
After Ben McLemore's runner staked Sacramento to a 64-63 edge with 7:33 left in the third, the Warriors closed the stanza on an extended 34-9 run. Thompson poured in 32 of his points during the surge, highlighted by his one-handed alley-oop dunk from Curry to finish a 2-on-1 fastbreak.
Golden State was suddenly up 97-73 after three and cruised to the easy victory in the fourth.
Earlier, Thompson knocked down a pair of treys as the Warriors raced out to a 24-8 start. Golden State led 34-25 after a quarter of play, but the Kings whittled that gap to 56-51 by halftime.Game Notes
Gervin set the original mark in 1978 and Anthony matched him in 2008 ...
Thompson was one 3-pointer away from matching Kobe Bryant and Donyell
Marshall's record of 12 triples in a game ... Golden State scored 21 points
off 22 Sacramento turnovers.