Golden State’s Klay Thompson has quietly put together another solid season behind headline grabbers Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Check out these stats: 22.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game on 47.2 percent shooting and 42 percent shooting from the 3-point line.
On Tuesday, he lit up the stat sheet with a spectacular 41-point performance and helped lead the Warriors to a 121-107 victory over Minnesota. It was the team’s 12th straight victory, improving their record to 64-14 and further distancing themselves from the Spurs for the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.
But we’re here to talk about Thompson.
The other half of the Splash Bros. hit 13-of-24 shots (54 percent) and 7-of-14 (50 percent) from beyond the arc in 33 minutes of playing time and recorded his second highest point total of the season.
Here be the highlights:
Thompson’s highest point total came against Indiana on Dec. 5, a game in which he dropped 60 points by hitting 21-of-33 (64 percent) field goals and 8-of-14 (57 percent) 3-pointers.
Here be those highlights in case you missed them:
Here’s what the crazies on social media were saying about his performance:
With seven threes tonight, Klay Thompson has now hit 262 threes this season, the eighth-most single-season threes in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/TjaxaRjpde
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 5, 2017
Klay Thompson just gave credit to the weather for his great play recently.
"The sunshine has been so good to me." pic.twitter.com/ii3iHqQ0cL
— KNBR (@KNBR) April 5, 2017
— Copparacci (@acleark33) April 5, 2017
I love how we downplay whenever Klay drops 40 like this man gets no love @KlayThompson keep ballin
— Klay Thompson Ramos (@uraShopAholic) April 5, 2017
Warriors are now 10-0 since Klay Thompson signed this toaster pic.twitter.com/4OhMTTIPo7
— WARRIORS 64-14 (@GoIdenState) April 1, 2017
Not to scare anyone, but can you imagine this team when Kevin Durant comes back this weekend? Can anyone beat them? Will LeBron seek even more help? I typically hate Super Teams, but the Warriors are so much fun to watch my disdain goes right out the window.