Golden State Warriors superstar Klay Thompson scored 32 points in a 115-105 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.
Klay was mired in a season long slump.
After knocking down his fourth 3-pointer of the game, midway through the fourth quarter, Thompson looked at his right hand and delivered a message that quickly went viral.
Kevin Durant: 25 PTS, 5 AST
Steph Curry: 25 PTS, 8 AST
Damian Lillard: 40 PTS, 6 3PM pic.twitter.com/JpqyJF1V23
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Thompson said after the game of the message to his hand.
“‘It’s good to see you again.’ It’s been a five-game absence or so where he hasn’t been the same. So to finally see the ball go in at a high rate felt really good. Just keep being aggressive and hopefully get on a great roll from here.”
Added Warriors forward Kevin Durant: “Regular-scheduled programming for us.”
“It’s like a second home here,” Thompson said. “To be back here playing in front of my family is surreal. It feels like I’m getting old. It feels like just yesterday I was back in these hallways trying to snag autographs, but it’s always a pleasure to come back here.”
“I didn’t think the quality of his attempts looked that much better tonight,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “I think the law of averages just took over.”
Klay was just 21-for-68 from the field in his previous five games, scored 32 points on 12-of-21 shooting, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range on Saturday.
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