It is no secret that the season has not gone as expected for the Golden State Warriors this season. With the team’s record being 7-9 prior to Sunday’s victory, the team has been in search of some sort of spark and consistency. The team had been in the midst of an epic road game losing streak, and when interviewed back in early November, head coach Steve Kerr was quoted saying that the Warriors needed to “save themselves.”
The defending champs have heard all the noise, and last night, one player, in particular, stepped up and gave us an offensive performance for the ages. Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson had a vintage shooting performance last night versus the Houston Rockets on the road.Thompson dropped 41 points on 14-23 shooting from the field, which included 10 threes! It was an absolutely unconscious offensive performance, the likes of which many basketball fans have missed from him. Not only was this a huge win and boost for Thompson’s confidence, but his supernova night helped to snap Golden State’s eight-game road losing streak.
Thompson has had to overcome some major injuries over the past few NBA seasons, from a torn Achilles and ACL. So when hearing that, some people thought his game was slipping coming back this season after fighting for two seasons to get back hurt.In a postgame interview with CBS Sports following the Warriors’ win, Thompson had this to say about his night:
“It feels amazing. I’m hard on myself, so I’ve been wanting one of these. And to get one and kind of open the floodgates, it’s only up from here. I promise you,” Thompson said in his postgame interview. “I finally feel like myself. My legs feel great. I’m cutting to the rim, taking great shots, and I’m just excited for what’s to come. Man, I’m not gonna lie, guys, that felt amazing. Wow. I don’t care if it’s a mid-November game. That felt great.”
Shout out to Klay Thompson, a true warrior; the game has missed you!