Feat of Klay

You can get the League Pass and watch every NBA game for the next thirty years, but you may never see what Klay Thompson did last night duplicated. Thompson went for 52 points in Golden State’s 126-101 win over Sacramento, but he scored 37 points in the third quarter, setting a new league record for most points in a quarter. (The previous record was 33, shared by George Gervin and Carmelo Anthony.)

The way he did it was even more impressive: he converted all 13 of his field goal attempts, including 9 three-pointers, and both of his free throws.

Behold: the finest 12 minutes of individual offensive play ever?

Buzzer Beaters Are Cool Again

William Paterson University (N.J.) sophomore guard Zach Frick hit an incredible buzzer beater on Wednesday night to send the Pioneers into overtime against visiting Ramapo College (N.J.). The home team won the game in overtime, 86-81. The play deserves more views than it’s gotten on YouTube, so have a look:

In other news of the cool in Wednesday night Tri-State Area hoop action, St. John’s had new uniforms for their three-point home win over Marquette. These sweet (well, minus the belt buckle effect) Under Armour kits feature a map of the St. John’s campus in Queens:

Next up: Kevin James-themed alternates, or perhaps something inspired by a Carnesecca sweater? (Photo Courtesy St. John’s Athletics)

Chris Mullin and Felipe Lopez would be proud.

Dime Blotter

As far as content goes, I have not been holding up my end of late; this outstanding contributor has owned the post(s), so to speak. Part of that is because it feels irresponsible to have a blog named after a sneaker when things like this are happening over new releases. I am considering re-naming the blog, for all the good it would do. Suggestions?

But wait, look over here: new colorway!

The best thing to happen to the Hoyas since AI.

(Tip of the cap to Nice Kicks.)

On a more positive note, Larry Rubama at the Virginian Pilot has an update on the pride of Great Bridge High School, VCU guard Briante Weber, and his pursuit of the NCAA steals record. Gold star if you knew that the record is currently (temporarily) held by John Linehan of Providence College. (Triple points if you knew that Linehan also shares the PIT record for most steals in a single tournament (10) with Kent Bazemore, among others. Linehan was an all-tournament performer in 2002.)

Bar bet: name three NBA players who have both a 50-point game and a game with 20 points and 20 assists.

Give up? How about Stephon Marbury, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and the newest member of the club, Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons. Jennings went for 24 points and 21 assists (against two turnovers) last night in a win over the Magic:

(Tip of the cap to Chris Palmer.) (And to Dan Devine, who points out that Andre Miller and Deron Williams have also accomplished the feat.)

By the way, Jennings apparently rates last night’s effort behind his 50-point game, when he went for 55 against Golden State in his seventh NBA game.

And finally, the man behind the name of the ur-basketblog has apparently turned to kickboxing.

Challenging Kirilenko in the tattoo department? (AP Photo)

Also? He’s invincible.

(Tip of the cap to Lost Lettermen.)