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Klay Thompson scores 60 points in just 29 minutes for Golden State

The former WSU basketball star had one of the great scoring nights in NBA history.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Former WSU basketball star Klay Thompson erupted for 60 points in just 29 minutes on Monday night as the Golden State Warriors routed the Pacers, 142-106.

Klay has been known to put together a flammable performance from time to time, but now that he’s flanked by both Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, some wondered if Thompson would end up taking a distant back seat to those two in the Warriors’ three-headed attack.

Apparently, this isn’t a problem.

Thompson scored his 60 points on 21-of-33 shooting, including 8-of-14 from 3-point range, which means — if you like math -- he was 13-of-19 on 2s. He also hit 10-of-11 free throws.

And he didn’t even play in the fourth quarter.

Here’s how he did it:

It was a new career high for Thompson, who played at WSU from 2009-2011, and is the most in the NBA this season. Other interesting nuggets to come out of the performance:

And, it turns out, not even Curry could cool off Thompson:

It also produced some fun bench celebrations, including these on back-to-back possessions:

And just think of what Klay might have done had the game not been a ridiculous blowout and he had been allowed to play in the fourth quarter? You can hear more from Thompson and GSW coach Steve Kerr here: