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Forget 15 minutes of fame. Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson only needed 12 on Friday against the Sacramento Kings to make history. Thompson’s third-quarter was the stuff of video games: a perfect 13-of-13 on field goals, including 9-of-9 from 3-point range. He finished with 37 points in the quarter, breaking the record George Gervin set with the San Antonio Spurs in 1978 when he scored 33 against the New Orleans Jazz and Carmelo Anthony tied in 2008 for the Denver Nuggets against the Minnesota Timberwolves. For The Win

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After nine years in the league, and over 10,000 shots later, Monta Ellis might just be the MIP (Most Important Player) of the 2014-2015 NBA season. Dallas currently holds the highest offensive efficiency rating (number of points a team scores per 100 possessions) since the 2009-2010 D’Antoni & Nash show in Phoenix. And Ellis has been the man behind the engine of the well-oiled 111.8 offensive efficiency juggernaut. Not only is Ellis leading the Mavs in scoring, but he is also leading them in assists. This is a far cry from the high shot volume hoisting Ellis of days past. HoopsHype

Looking deeper into the analytics and film breakdown, Ellis has been put into more offensive advantageous situations than ever before. Primarily throughout his career, Ellis has been isolation heavy and transition dependent for his scoring opportunities. He is currently functioning at 48.2 percent of his offensive touches in pick-and-roll situations, one of the highest rates per touches in the entire league. The most difficult situation to guard in basketball, yep you guessed it – the pick-and-roll. Ellis has been able to create highly efficient looks for himself as well as turning himself into a bonafide playmaker. HoopsHype

Ellis has also been able to use the ball screen to become a high level playmaker, thanks to his ability to score off the ball screen and his teammate around him. 56 percent of Ellis’s passes off the ball screen are going to spot-up shooters, with an adjusted field goal percentage of 51.2 percent, putting him in the top 9 percent of the NBA creating off the ball screen, ranking him ahead of the likes of Russell Westbrook, Ty Lawson and Kyle Lowry. This is leaps and bounds from where he came from as a high-volume shooting, only looking to get his, offensive player. Doesn’t hurt, of course, to have players like Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons spotted up on the receiving end of the pass. HoopsHype

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And, loopy as it sounds, this is the direction everything in sports is going. In each of the three major sports, innovative owners and executives are in the process of dramatically reshaping how the sports you love are played. In many ways, this is the next logical progression of the Moneyball revolution of advanced statistics and analytics. Sabermetrics changed how people evaluated players and looked at and analyzed the games, but it didn’t change the way the sport was actually played. Now that the market has been saturated with stats — now that everybody has access to the same information about player performance — everyone’s looking for the next edge. And that edge may be found in strategic lunacy. New York Magazine

The three-pointer stretched the Wizards’ lead to 10 points with 4 minutes 10 seconds remaining and served as the start to Washington’s impressive, late-game execution as they escaped with a 105-99 win Wednesday night over their fellow Eastern Conference contender. The shot also had some historical significance: It was Pierce’s 1,989th career three-pointer, which moved past former all-star point guard and current Milwaukee Bucks Coach Jason Kidd for fourth on NBA’s all-time list. Washington Post

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“I don’t get analytics, I never will,” he said The Sixers are heavily involved in using analytics. “I have been doing analytics since I was 12 years old, try to get fouled, try to get great shots and try to limit people from getting good shots,” Browns said. “I don’t buy this mid range jump shot is not a good shot.” He understands why analytics have become a big part of the game. “New owners made their money on information so you can sound awful smart throwing a lot of information at people,” he said. “But inside, you know who can play and who can’t.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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Gasol was 17-for-30 from the field and 12-for-13 at the line in his 20th double-double of the season. He became the first player to record at least 46 points and 18 rebounds for Chicago since Michael Jordan had 69 points and 18 rebounds in a 117-113 overtime victory at Cleveland on March 28, 1990, according to STATS. "You start making your first couple of shots, your teammates start looking for you, and I was able to find good spots and get in rhythm," the 34-year-old Gasol said. "I give a lot of credit to my teammates. They made a lot of plays for me and looked for me a lot of times." USA Today Sports

Nikola Mirotic: Good team win to get back on track. My brother @PauGasol what a game!!! Career high! @ChicagoBulls #SeeRed http://t.co/zcplHeP0wR Twitter @nikolamirotic44

Q: Did you think at this stage of your career you’d have a game like this? Gasol: “You don’t really think of having this type of game. I just try to play the game the right way. Make things happen out there, make the right decisions, contribute as much as I can. But you don’t think about having 40-plus games. You just play the game; that’s what I like to do. I don’t know if I’ll ever score 40 again; probably not. It’s very unlikely. I’m glad I was able to do it tonight. Just got to keep going.” Bulls.com

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