Thompson scored 60 points in 29 minutes, which, according to Elias Sports Bureau research, is the fewest minutes played in a 60-point game. The next-fewest is 33, by Karl Malone (1989-90 Jazz) and Kobe Bryant (2005-06 Lakers).
In his 100-point game, Wilt Chamberlain scored 2.08 points per minute. Thompson averaged 2.07 points per minute in his 29 minutes.
The Warriors now have 30 60-point games in franchise history. That’s more than twice as many as the team with the next-most, the Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain has 27 of the 30. Thompson, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks have the other three. Thompson’s was the first for the Warriors since Barry had one in March 1974 against the Trail Blazers.
This was the first 60-point game involving the Pacers. They’ve never had a player score 60 and had never previously allowed 60.
How Thompson did it
His teammates got him the ball
Twenty of Thompson's 21 made field goals were assisted by seven different Warriors players, led by Stephen Curry's six assists. Thompson was 20-of-28 on shots created by a teammate's pass, including 8-of-13 from 3-point territory. He was 13-of-15 when those passes came from either Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala or David West.
Only one man could stop him
Thompson scored on six different Pacers defenders. The only Pacer who slowed down Thompson was Paul George, who held him to 2-of-5 shooting.
But it’s not like it mattered: 21 of Thompson's 33 field goal attempts were uncontested. He made 14, including six 3-pointers for 34 points. He was 7-of-12 for 16 points on contested shots, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range.
Many ways to score a hoop
Thompson registered a made field goal with five different shot types. He was 8-of-13 on catch-and-shoot opportunities and 5-of-7 on cuts. He also scored twice on drives, twice on pull-ups and once on a hesitation jumper (similar to a catch-and-shoot, but the shot isn’t taken right away).
Known for his range, Thompson showed just how versatile he could be. Thompson made a shot from 13 different shot distances, ranging from one foot (at the rim) to 27 feet (3-of-3 on such shots).