Last Saturday, a Klay Thompson three-point jump shot from beyond the arc helped close out the Nets. It was a beautiful sight to see for Golden State Warriors fans that have been itching for a return to the norm for the star guard.
The Golden State Warriors took an early lead, but the Brooklyn Nets surged back with huge contributions from Kyrie Irving. With Irving bringing the Nets into a back and forth with the Warriors, fans were given some 2016 vibes at the Chase Center.
Klay Thompson is starting to find his rhythm, and the Golden State Warriors should be title favorites if he can get back to a consistent All-Star level.
Luckily Klay Thompson hit a clutch bucket in the fourth quarter to seal a victory. Klay Thompson is averaging 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists per game with a 16.37 player efficiency rating, so far this season with limited minutes played.
The Golden State Warriors have won 4 out of their last 5 games with him; meanwhile, Klay has had an amazing 100% free-throw percentage so far this season. It might be some time until he is back to his old self, but this start has shown how great of a player he is and can get back to being.
Klay Thompson’s three-point percentage this year is far below what he has averaged over his illustrious Golden State Warriors career. That is not something to be too concerned about yet after almost two years of being out of the NBA with numerous injuries.
That certainly doesn’t mean he has lost his shooting touch especially with 100% free throw attempts made so far. The muscle memory is still there as we’ve already seen. It’s just about getting back into rhythm.
He currently holds the record with the most three-point shots made in a single game with 14 and is one of the NBA all-time great shooters along with fellow splash brother Stephen Curry. It might take him a little while longer yet to get used to shooting the ball during a live game.
Despite only shooting 2-for-8 on the night, Klay Thompson made a clutch three-pointer with 12.5 seconds remaining and combined with Curry to score Golden State’s final 17 points, allowing the Warriors to outlast the visiting Brooklyn Nets in San Francisco on Saturday night.