Klay Thompson on playoff record 11 threes: "I should've had 13"

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Klay Thompson set an NBA playoff record for three-pointers when he knocked down 11 in the 108-101 game six victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.

The sharpshooter, however, wasn't totally satisfied with the achievement. 

Despite a 41-point outburst that saw the Dubs pick up their first road win of the series and force a game seven, Thompson believed he could've done better. 

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"I should have had at least 13 because I missed some wide-open looks early," Thompson said.

It's a slightly harsh self-assessment, but it shows the confidence with which the two-time All-Star was playing with at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. 

Of his 41 points, the 26-year-old shooting guard had 19 in the fourth quarter and was 5-of-6 from beyond the arc as he played every second of the final frame.

The previous three-point record of nine was jointly held by Ray Allen, Vince Carter, Rex Chapman and Jason Terry.

Klay was so locked into getting the win and avoiding elimination that he wasn't aware of the record and exactly what numbers he'd put up.

"I had no idea what the record was," said Thompson. "I didn't even know I had 11 3s. I was just trying to be aggressive, whether that was getting to the rim or getting a good shot from beyond the perimeter.

"Feels good to own a record, but it will feel much better if we close them out on Monday."

Thompson - who was selected to the All-NBA Third Team for the second time last week - has regularly played in the shadow of fellow Splash Brother and unanimous MVP Steph Curry but he showed his true worth to his team on a huge night in Oklahoma City. 

With Curry less than a 100%, the Dubs needed somebody to help him carry the load and his backcourt teammate was happy to oblige when it mattered most. 

The eagerly anticipated game seven will take place at the Oracle Arena tonight and it promises to be one to remember. 

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