Klay Thompson will be feeling great after his latest game, which was a narrow and entertaining 117-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He shot the ball great, going 12 of 22 overall and 5 of 9 from beyond the arc, while making 4 of 5 from the free throw line.
His 33 points aren’t anywhere near the most he’s scored in his career, considering he’s scored more than that in a single quarter before, but today’s performance against the Lakers will do wonders for his confidence.
It also helps that after the Lakers came back from a 15-point deficit to retake a lead, it was a go-ahead three-pointer from Thompson with 1:35 left on the clock that gave the Dubs the lead for good. He went berserk in the fourth quarter and scored 16 points on sweet shooting, and was the reason Golden State won the game.
You don’t have to be a Warriors fan to feel good about Klay’s big game today, considering how hard he had to work over more than two years to get himself back into game shape after his devastating injury in the 2019 NBA Finals. The man has put in the hours into rehab and training to get himself back into the league, and it’s great to watch an elite player work his way back into his old self on the court.
The game was full of drama, and the Lakers actually had a chance to tie it with 2.4 seconds left after LeBron James was given three free throws, but he blew the first one. They were unable to get another bucket after James intentionally missed the third free throw.
With the Warriors trying to chase the Suns for the top seed, every win counts. They’re not short on confidence, but they know how important home court against Phoenix would be if they were to meet in the playoffs. In case you missed the game, here are the highlights of Thompson’s performance.