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Klay Thompson combusts into flames, is uninjured; scores 37 points in a quarter, 52 in a game

Klay was on fire in the most literal, non-literal basketball way possible.

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Klay Thompson is very good at basketball. Having watched him for three years in college, this is something WSU fans are well aware of. The NBA has become aware of Thompson's ability as well but if there were any stragglers left everyone knows how good Klay is now.

Klay set a NBA record on Friday for points in a quarter when he scored 37 points in the third quarter. That is not a typo, Thompson scored 37 points in a quarter of a NBA game. Remember when Klay seemingly couldn't miss dropped 43 points on Washington in the Pac-12 Tournament? His performance on Friday was like that and then some. Don't believe me, you can watch his entire third quarter for yourself.

You'll notice there were no missed shots in the quarter. That's because Klay didn't miss, 13-of-13 from the floor and 9-of-9 from three-point range. Thompson went on to finish with 52 points -- a new career-high -- and would have pushed 60 and possibly even 70 had he played more than 2:32 in the fourth quarter.

Go Cougs.


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Klay Thompson Sets NBA Record for Points in a Quarter - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
What a night for Klay Thompson. The Cougar basketball great set an NBA record with 37 third quarter points against the Sacramento Kings, Friday night, setting an NBA record for most points in a quarter, besting the previous mark by four points.

Men's basketball:

Buffs Eye Cougars, End To Four-Game Losing Streak - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado
There’s no quit in Tad Boyle’s Colorado Buffaloes. The head coach said as much Thursday night after a fourth consecutive Pac-12 Conference loss, this one to a Washington Huskies team that did all it could to help end CU's slide themsleves by committing more turnovers than they had made field goals in the first half. The defeat sent the Buffs reeling back to .500 with a world of new questions and very few answers as the clock on their 2014-15 season suddenly approaches midnight.

Cougars face slumping Colorado - - Jan. 23, 2015
Washington State may have dropped a pair of games against the Pac-12’s top two defenses, but the Cougars’ recent slide is nothing compared to what Colorado’s going through. Consider the Buffaloes, who have lost their last four games, their longest losing streak in as many years. The Cougars will try to prolong CU’s misery and pick up their third Pac-12 road win in today’s 5 p.m. game.

Cougars Look to Bounce Back at Colorado Saturday - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University men’s basketball (9-9, 3-3) looks to end its two-game losing streak as it head to Boulder to take on Colorado (9-9, 2-4), Saturday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT.

Women's basketball:

Presley lifts WSU to home victory | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Tia Presley scored 17 points, including five in a late run, and Washington State pulled away for a 63-54 women’s basketball victory over Utah on Friday.

Cougars Use Second-Half Run To Post Comeback Win Over Utah - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State used a 16-4 run late in the second half to post a 63-54 come-from-behind victory over the University of Utah at Beasley Coliseum Friday.


Cougars Open Practice on the Diamond - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State put its baseball team on the field for the first time in 2015 at the Cougars began spring practice at Bailey-Brayton Field, Friday.