Thompson Goes Off for 40 in Win Over the Pacers

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Klay Thompson went off for 40 points as the Warriors took down the Pacers 117-102.


Warriors guard Klay Thompson caught fire in the second half and the Dubs rode that momentum to a 117-102 win over the Pacers on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors guard scored 27 of his 40 points in the third and fourth quarters, falling just one-point shy of a career-high. After trailing by as many as 11 points in the second quarter, the Dubs went ahead for good when Thompson drilled one of his six 3-pointers on the night in the opening minute of the third period. That trey started a 10-0 spurt to open the second half and was part of a larger 18-1 run that put the Warriors in front for good.

Thompson had eight of the team’s 10 points during that run and he later went on his own 12-3 spurt over a 2:30 stretch of the third and fourth quarters.

Thompson’s brilliance overshadowed an otherwise stellar game from fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry, who became the fastest player in NBA history to surpass 1,000 made 3-pointers. Curry achieved that feat in 369 games, besting the previous mark by Dennis Scott by 88 games.

Curry finished with 21 points and a season-high 15 assists for his ninth double-double of the season. Marreese Speights had 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and David Lee matched a season-high with 13 points in 17 minutes.