Around the League: Tuesday's top highlights, performers and storylines

Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan [NBA Getty Images]

With nine games on Monday's slate, there was no shortage of NBA action to open the week.

Records were broken, highlights were made, and multiple games came down to the wire. If you missed any of the today's action, we've got you covered below…

Top storylines

Klay Thompson, record setter

The Warriors All-Star guard entered today having made just five of his 36 3-point attempts through seven games. To say he emerged from a slump would be an understatement - in just over 26 minutes of action, Thompson knocked down an NBA single-game record 14 3-pointers en route to a 52-point game.

He now holds the regular season and postseason records for made 3-pointers in a game.

Golden State knocked down 24 3-pointers - one shy of tying an NBA record - and defeated the Chicago Bulls 149-125.

Bucks stay unbeaten

The absence of superstars Kawhi Leonard (rest) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (concussion protocol) took away some of the lustre of the battle between the league's last unbeaten teams, but a balanced attack from Milwaukee (7-0) pushed them past Toronto (6-1).

Seven different Bucks scored in double figures as their defence held the Raptors to a season-low 37.9 percent shooting from the field and 20.0 percent shooting from deep. The Bucks outlasted the Raptors 124-107.

Jimmy Butler propels Wolves past Lakers

The Wolves, who entered today on a two-game losing streak, played host to LeBron James and the Lakers, who welcomed Brandon Ingram back from a four-game suspension.

LeBron was LeBron (29 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists) and Karl-Anthony Towns had his best game of the season (25 points, 16 rebounds, six assists), but Jimmy Butler stole the show with his performance. In 37 minutes of action, the Wolves All-Star forward scored 32 points (while shooting 6-for-7 from deep), grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.

No three was bigger than Butler's dagger that put the Wolves up five points with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Wolves advanced to 3-4 with a 124-120 win over the Lakers, who fall to 2-5.

Top performers

Klay Thompson - 52 points (14-for-24 3FG) in 26 minutes

DeMar DeRozan - 34 points (12-for-21 FG), nine assists, six rebounds

Jimmy Butler - 32 points (6-for-7 3FG), six rebounds, four assists

Karl-Anthony Towns - 25 points, 16 rebounds (nine offensive), six assists

Willie Cauley-Stein - 26 points (11-for-17 FG), 13 rebounds

Luka Doncic - Career-high 31 points (11-for-18 FG), eight rebounds, four assists

Can't-miss highlights

The moment Klay Thompson made NBA history

Noah Vonleh finishing with AUTHORITY

Jimmy Butler puts the game away with a clutch dagger

Vince Carter is an ageless wonder

This is just one of rookie Trae Young's eight assists on the night

Box scores

Trail Blazers vs.Pacers | Hawks vs. 76ers

Kings vs. Heat | Nets vs. Knicks

Warriors vs. Bulls | Raptors vs. Bucks | Lakers vs. Timberwolves

Mavericks vs. Spurs | Pelicans vs. Nuggets

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