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Klay Thompson and 60-point NBA games

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We discuss Klay Thompson's 60 points in 29 minutes and look at some other fun facts about 60-point games in NBA history in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast.

We are joined by Chris Barnewell of The Step Back and At The Hive to talk about Thompson's impressive feat, his lack of time of possession compared to other 60-point games, how his off-ball skills and shooting help his team while having Kevin Durant and Steph Curry to draw attention helps him, and other huge scoring outbursts from Kobe Bryant, George Gervin, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Gilbert Arenas, J.R. Smith, Larry Bird and more.

We also go through some trivia about the 66 games in which a player has scored 60 or more points, how Wilt Chamberlain has accounted for more than half of them, and look at some of the names who have scored 60, including Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry West, Pete Maravich, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony, and those who perhaps surprisingly have not. We also look at how many of these performances came in blowout wins, blowout losses, or close margins.