Klay Thompson Puts On A Show With 26 In A Quarter, 42 Total In Win Over Grizzlies
Klay Thompson has been putting on a show when shooting the basketball all season and the team is on fire as they get ready for the playoffs. Thompson just had one of the greatest performances of his career in another spectacular performance as a team as well.
Klay Thompson scored 42 points in their 111-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, but what was even more impressive was his 26 points that came just in the second quarter. The points came mostly in the first half and the team had to sit him down for
The points came mostly in the first half (37 of them) and the team had to sit him down for a while, or else he may have literally brought the place down. They were playing at a home and while you may think that the Warriors have nothing to play for until the playoffs start, their recent performances certainly prove otherwise.
One person even compared his performance to the classic video game NBA Jam.
If the ball had caught fire and someone had yelled boomshakalaka during Klay Thompson's second quarter I would not have been surprised.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 14, 2015
Klay Thompson in video game mode right now.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 14, 2015
After last night, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are responsible for the 3 highest scoring quarters of any players in the league, with Thompson having two of them, previously doing it with 37 points against the Kings.
Many people argue that Stephen Curry deserves the MVP this year, which he does, but Thompson is not to be looked over either. He played in the NBA All-Star Game this year and will a key to leading the Warriors to the NBA finals.
Can anyone explain how this one went in?
In addition to sinking nearly everything that he shot, he added six rebounds, three assists, and a steal in his outstanding performance. If he continues to play like this heading into the playoffs, the Warriors will be unstoppable in the post-season and surely deserve to win the championship.
The much deserved praise continued for Thompson all night, some simply highlighting unbelievable stats.
Klay Thompson is basically the basketball equivalent of Khaleesi's dragons. All three of them.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 14, 2015
With that performance, Klay Thompson becomes the only player with multiple 25-point quarters this season. pic.twitter.com/QtGLlrdDme
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 14, 2015
The 25-year-old Klay Thompson came out of nowhere this year as one of the best scorers in the NBA. He has helped lead the Warriors to the best record in the NBA, an unbelievable 66-15 with one game left in the regular season.