On Sunday night, Klay Thompson played his greatest game of the year. Thompson led the Golden State Warriors to their first road victory of the year against the Houston Rockets with a season-high 41 points and 10 3-pointers made.
Klay Thompson talked to the media about his fantastic performance, in which he hit 76.9% from beyond the arc (10 of 13) and 60.9% from the field (10 of 23).
It felt wonderful to provide a helping hand to Stephen Curry, who has been on a tear all season. Simply enough, having a huge game felt wonderful. My worst critic is myself.
“My season’s first 10 games weren’t easy for me. It was amazing to come out and be myself once more. It’s just something for me to continue working on like I mentioned.“
Steph Curry, Thompson’s backcourt teammate, ended with 33 points and 15 assists while shooting 7 of 14 from beyond the arc. It was the first time a trio had made 23 3-pointers in an NBA game, and Andrew Wiggins added six triples to his 22 points.
In a post-game interview with his former colleague Festus Ezeli, Klay Thompson claimed that once the Splash Brothers got rolling, there wasn’t much that other teams could do.
“Steph is great,” Thompson remarked. “We or the rest of the world tend to take his greatness for granted. The only starting point guard I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing the floor with.”
“You know what it implies, there’s no stopping that Festus. We both have it going on. All those lobs you used to catch and all those screens you used to set, you have benefited from it.
Regarding Klay Thompson’s shooting form, Steve Kerr adds, “I hope his supporters are content.”
Klay Thompson had trouble shooting at the start of the 2022–23 season. The Warriors star shot a career-low 35.1% from the field and 33.0% from beyond the arc in his first 12 games of the season, averaging only 15.1 points per game.
Last week, Thompson even used the social media platform Instagram to preserve a positive attitude while venting his frustrations over his game:
“My conviction outweighs your skepticism. I GUARANTEE you it’s on the way. The floodgates will open when it does.“
But during his previous two games, Thompson appears to have turned the corner. Thompson has shot 22 of 39 (56.4%) from the field and 14 of 23 (60.9%) from outside the arc in his previous two games (against the New York Knicks and the Rockets). In these two games, he is also scoring 30.5 points per game.
Steve Kerr, the Warriors’ head coach, was questioned about Klay Thompson’s performance during the previous two games in reference to his Instagram post after their victory against the Rockets on Sunday.