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Klay's dad wasn't impressed with his 60 point game: "You shoud've had 70"

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On this date in 2016, Klay Thompson dropped 60 points in 29 minutes against the Indiana Pacers. And while his performance left the whole NBA world in awe, Klay's dad wasn't too impressed.

Historic night at Oracle Arena

Following the game, Thompson joined Warriors Postgame Live and was asked if he had gotten any messages from his family members. "My dad said, 'You should have had 70. You missed four wide-open 3s,'" Klay revealed"I'm like, 'that's more than you made your entire career ... I'm just kidding.'"

He might've been kidding, but Klay was right. During his 12-year NBA career, Mychal Thompson went 1-for-12 from deep. In a 142-106 victory over the Pacers alone, Klay hit eight of them.

Thompson's historic performance came nearly two years after had set the NBA record for most points in a quarter with 37. When asked which of the two was his favorite, the Warriors star had trouble deciding.

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"They're both unique in their own right," Klay said in his postgame interview. "It's hard to pick which one was more fun. But tonight reminded me of it because the crowd -- every time you touch the ball and the crowd gets up to their feet, chanting your name, there's nothing like it ... I never take it for granted because these nights are far and few between.

Fun facts about Klay's all-time great scoring performance

Klay's 37-point quarter against the Kings rewrote NBA history books. But in so many ways, his performance against Indiana, although it wasn't record-breaking, might've been even more special. Here's why:

  • Klay didn't even play in the 4th quarter
  • he touched the ball 52 times and only took 11 dribbles the entire game
  • Thompson went 10-11 from the free throw line -- third-most single-game attempts in his career up to that point
  • he joined Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, and Joe Fulks as the fourth player in the Warriors' history to score 60
  • 20 of his 21 buckets were assisted -- Steph Curry dished out six of them
  • Klay scored 40 points in first half alone

Man, it was a lot of fun. I'll tell my grandkids about this one day and I'll be that old man bragging about it. It was a fun night to say the least.

Klay Thompson, NBC Sports

Here's to more performances like this from Klay Thompson. The whole NBA world is looking forward to seeing him back on the floor.

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