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Klay Thompson’s record night downs Kings, as they lose 126-101 to Warriors

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson shoots over Sacramento Kings' Ray McCallum (3) during the third quarter of the game Friday in Oakland.
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson shoots over Sacramento Kings' Ray McCallum (3) during the third quarter of the game Friday in Oakland. AP

Player of the game: Golden State guard Klay Thompson scored a career-high 52 points to lead the Warriors to a 126-101 win over the Kings, at Oracle Arena.

Turning point: Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter, an NBA record for a quarter. He made all 13 of his shots, including nine three pointers.

Key stat: The Kings have now lost six in a row with their next four games on the road.

X-factor: The Kings played the second half without Rudy Gay, who was ejected after being called for two technical fouls in the second quarter.

Injury update: Carl Landry (sprained right wrist) missed his fifth consecutive game.

Up next: The Kings (16-27) play at New York on Monday.

– Jason Jones

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