Warriors win, but Klay Thompson's play and postgame interview is the story
Gotta love Klay wearing his heart on his sleeve.
The Golden State Warriors won last night, 109-98, in Brooklyn against the Nets. One thing is becoming clear: they are evolving. Some might say that at their current record (22-25) and the way they’ve blown so many winnable game that they’re going backwards; but time doesn’t work that way.
The Golden Empire that was established over the last decade revolved around the brilliance of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Other players revolved around them, and most of them have come and gone. But as we move towards the next era of GSW basketball, it’s clear that there’s some questions over just how dominant that core can be going forward.
Stephen Curry is still a force of nature even if he isn’t an All-Star starter. He just dropped 60 the other night, and is the lone Warrior to actually make the All-Star game this season. He’s averaging 28.1 points per game and is still drawing double teams at half court like it’s 2016.
Draymond Green put the early part of the season in jeopardy after he was suspended (indefinitely at the time) for flagrant fouls that league deemed as crossing the line between physical to completely insane. But in his return he’s having a tremendous impact on both the team’s defense and cohesiveness.
That leaves Mr. Thompson. If I were to tell you last night that the Warriors won on a night where only Steph hit a three for them, you’d probably wonder if Thompson played at all.
He did though, tallying 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals on 4-of-9 shooting from the field (0-of-3 from deep).
He also was kept out of the closing lineup last night, a trend we’ve been seeing recently.
Okay DNHQ, what are our official thoughts on this time period of Klay, a legendary card carrying member of the Big 3?