Also just ahead of Thompson's pace last night was Kobe Bryant who scored 1.93 points per minute during his 81-point game in 2006.
He was mobbed by team-mates as the players headed to the sideline for a timeout, with the Warriors leading 113-69.
"That's what I do this for, for those moments you share with your teammates", Thompson said.
"We know we have a big talent advantage", Kerr said. It's a collective effort.
Thompson's 27 minutes played is lowest recorded minutes total for a 50-point game in history, two minutes fewer than Damian Lillard, who scored 50 in 29 minutes last season. Before today, he'd landed just five of 36 three-point attempts in seven games.
The duo of Curry and Thompson is known as the "Splash Brothers" and what is either their bromance or sibling rivalry continues Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Thompson entered a very un-Thompsonlike 5-for-36 from 3-point range.
Thompson later revealed Curry had urged him to go for his record as he continued to drain a series of three-pointers.
"I'm just trying to help these guys enjoy every moment of what's happening to them".
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry added 23 first half points.
Zach LaVine and Antonio Blakeney led the Bulls with 21 points, and Wendell Carter Jr. scored 18. He shot nine-of-12 in the second half. "That's the only thing I'm probably thinking about, to be honest".
Another asked: "Is Klay Thompson human?"
He showed Knicks fans what they would be getting with a fourth-quarter flurry while Curry was on the bench.
One nearly expected Joakim Noah, who sat in the Reinsdorfs' suite and drew a standing ovation when shown on the video board, to run down and give a flagrant foul to somebody.