Thompson’s colleague Green wrote rave reviews of Thompson.
The Golden State Warriors won 141-114 in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Chase Center in San Francisco on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time). It is a meaningful victory despite the absence of Stephen Curry (188cm, G).
The number one contributor to the victory is, of course, Klay Thompson (198cm, G). He scored 42 points, including 12 3-pointers. His 3-point shooting success rate reaches 75% (12/16). Thompson’s Curry’s gap was definitely filled.
Thompson showed off a hot shot from the first quarter. He attempted 10 shots and made 7 of them. He attempted 5 3-pointers and made 4 of them. He drove in 18 points alone. Still, Golden State couldn’t take the lead. It was because other players lacked performance and gave up 37 points to the opponent.
However, he caught the flow in the bench section of the second quarter. The players scored evenly, and Thompson joined in. As a result, 4 minutes and 24 seconds after the start of the quarter, Thompson’s 3-point shot succeeded in reversing the game. Afterwards, Golden State continued to play an active role, adding Thompson’s 3-point shot 8 seconds before the end of the quarter, and Golden State finished the first half with a score of 60-53.
And Golden State’s ‘3rd Quarter of Promise’ was presented. Jordan Pool alone scored 13 points. In addition, Andrew Wiggins and Jamaica Green combined for 17 points. Golden State, with the addition of Thompson’s performance, confirmed an early victory. Afterwards, the opponent continued to pursue, but Golden State, which showed concentration until the end, won the game. 메이저사이트
The team’s command tower and teammates also expressed their joy at Thompson’s performance. After the game, coach Steve Kerr said, “Thompson always does his part. On the day when Thompson explodes like this, the opponent also raises the white flag early. Thompson continued his hot shot and it led to a garbage game. It is a truly amazing performance.”
And teammate Draymond Green also praised him, saying, “It was a great game just to watch him.”
Meanwhile, ‘defending champion’ Golden State is having a rough time this season. They are currently in 7th place in the league. Although the difference between the 4th place LA Clippers and the game is 2.5 games, the situation is not good. This is because the team’s ace, Curry, will not be able to play for a while due to an injury to his left leg. A date for his return has not been set.
That’s why someone has to fill the gap of the team’s ace. In this game, Thompson showed an active performance to fill Curry’s void.