National Basketball Association wrap: Durant's fourth-quarter binge buries Knicks

Dean Simpson
October 31, 2018

He had 14 3-pointers, setting a single-game National Basketball Association record for treys that was previously held by Stephen Curry, who made 13 treys in a game about two years ago.

Thompson set a league-record for threes made in a game with 14. Well, it happened and now we have our first October with three 50-point games since 1962. New York Knicks fans were the first to strike and their target is none other than the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant.

It was unclear what happened with the volatile center, who was sitting in street clothes on the Golden State bench not far from where Curry had made a 3-pointer on a shot where it appeared he may have also drawn contact.

Stephen Curry added 29 points and sank six 3-pointers, giving him at least five from beyond the arc in every game this season.

The NBA Season just got underway and the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors are once again the favourites to end up winning another NBA Championship. They also went 17-for-27 on threes, with their 17 3-pointers in a half setting a team record.

Kemba Walker scored 30 points, all in the first three quarters, and Charlotte salvaged a split of a home-and-home set against visiting Chicago.

What Klay Thompson did to Chicago is not fair - but so much fun to watch.

Curry and Thompson make up "The Splash Brothers", and have formed a prolific partnership at the Warriors over the last few years.

Ersan Ilyasova led the scoring with 19 points while Malcolm Brogdon and Eric Bledsoe both had 17 points apiece. The NBA record, for those wondering, is 107 points in a half. And when his assault was over, when he checked out of the game for good with 4:05 remaining in the third quarter, Thompson received a hearty ovation from the Bulls crowd.

Kyle Lowry produced 20 points and 12 assists as the Raptors claimed a sixth successive win at the start of the season for the first time.

Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 20 points.

Buddy Hield scored seven of his 22 points in the final 6:18 as Sacramento took advantage of three late Washington turnovers to hold on 116-112.

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