Klay Thompson’s “I’m here, I’m back” moment has arrived at the perfect time.
Thompson’s prolific 38-point performance against the Milwaukee Bucks may be a warning sign for the rest of the league. Tonight’s game was by far Klay’s best game since his return, scoring a season-high 38 points on 15/24 shooting, six rebounds, and five assists.
In 17 minutes of action in the first half, Thompson caught fire, scoring 18 points and draining five momentum-swinging three-pointers to push the lead to 9 heading into the half. Thompson’s hot hand can not be overlooked, but what stood out the most was his shot selection and ability to read the court.
Throughout the season, Klay struggled with his shot selection. He wasn’t letting the game come to him and was trying to facilitate for himself. After the match, Kerr praised Thompson for finding a rhythm within the offense.
“I thought he just let the game come to him early. He didn’t hunt shots. I thought over the last few games; he’s been taking tough ones early, which has kept him from getting into a rhythm. Tonight it felt like he was taking better shots early, cleaner looks, and you know Klay, once a couple of them go in, the tougher ones become a lot easier for him”.
Klay concurred with Kerr’s comments when asked about his shot selection post-game.
“I agree, and I think it changed tonight because my shots were in rhythm, mostly off the catch. Doing what I do best moving off the ball and just staying patient to let the ball come to me within the offense”.
It appears the 5-time all-star has knocked off the rust with 14 games left in the regular season, just in the nick of time for the Warriors to elevate their position in the standings and gear up to make a deep push in the playoffs.