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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 10:40 am  |  29 responses

Klay Thompson Shot the Warriors Past Spurs in Game 2


by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

With all eyes on Steph Curry following his 44-point Game 1 explosion, everyone seemed to have forgetten about Klay Thompson.

Thompson devastated the San Antonio Spurs with 29 first half points, en route to a total of 34 and 14 rebounds, helping to secure a 100-91 Game 2 win for the Golden State Warriors as they overcame a heartbreaking loss in the series opener.

Klay more than made up for the disappointment of fouling out of Game 1 — lighting up the Spurs, and putting the clamps on Tony Parker — and sent the series back to The Bay deadlocked at one game apiece.

Per Yahoo! Sports and the Mercury News:

Thirty straight losses here had been punctuated with the ultimate kick-in-the-groin on Monday, a biblical Game 1 collapse that left Thompson seething and blaming himself for fouling out in the final minutes. “He was visibly shaken,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “He thought he let his team down.”

“I think for seven-and-a-half quarters, we’ve played better basketball than (the Spurs) have,” Stephen Curry said as he accepted congratulations walking to the team bus. “So you want more to show for it. But I think the fact that we came back from that collapse and got this win, it makes up for that feeling.” [...] “Yesterday was a bitch of a day for us,” center Andrew Bogut said of the reflection time between Games 1 and 2. “We didn’t enjoy it. It was a dog day for us. But we forgot about it today, came to the game with a focus.”

San Antonio faces a daunting task now, needing to bounce back after nearly pulling off two miracle comeback victories.

The Warriors have momentum on their side heading back to their racous home arena for the next two games. They have the two best shooters in the series, and the Spurs are very much on their heels:

“This is everything,” Thompson said. “It changes the whole dynamic of the series.”

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  • BugEyes

    klay is throwing himself on thee ole potters wheel, and crafting himself into one heck of a player. best show on hardwood

  • shockexchange

    Rumble young man, rumble …

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  • Rockwell

    Way to bounce back from adversity. The Warriors are showing that they are not a one-man team.

  • davidR

    cassius klay

  • shockexchange

    davidR You know your history.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Klay and Steph tryna shoot light skinned brothas back in style! Lol

  • The Philosopher

    Spurs starting to show their true identity as a regular season team.
    Calling it early;
    Warriors win the series in 6. Or, 7.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    2 games into a series where 1 team has clearly outplayed the other is not really calling early. Lol

  • Drig

    You think Curry and Klay can sustain this level of play??

    We’ve seen the best of Warriors so far this series. We’ve seen the worst from the Spurs so far this series. And it is still tied.

  • The Philosopher

    The “X-factor”?
    Mark Jackson.
    Master motivator with young legs at his disposal.

  • The Philosopher

    You know me…
    Drama and hyperbole. Lol.

  • http://twitter.com/ChillFrom91Til Allan

    Super Splash Brothers

  • Drig

    With all the broken plays I’ve been seeing, he just might be the X-factor lol

  • permaculture james

    “Who shot that?” I was saying more than once when Klay was burning the Blazers at the Rose Garden. Never heard of him prior.

  • spit hot fiyah

    klay’s first half was amazing, on some mullin s#!t

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    so gay

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    too early to say that

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    we also see the worst of the warriors

  • Max

    So dope.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    klay thompson was straight up money!

  • The Seed

    I call Golden State in 5 or 6 early. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://twitter.com/DPisWill DePaul Williams

    The light skin assassins.

  • Noompsi

    Check the site. Been saying that since the matchup was confirmed. SAS aren’t built for the playoff (anymore)

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Chris Mullin’s Accent agrees.

  • Bandwagonfan

    Do you forget the biggest factor of gsw? The fckin loud oracle arena !

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    In other news, Klay Thompson just hit another three.

  • Drig

    I know Oracle Arena is pretty much a fortress when it’s geared up for games. However, the same thing could be said about the Pepsi Center.

    We’re talking about a team of vets who’ve played in similar situations. It’s gonna affect the rest of them but I expect the Big 3 to hit back strong once Pop makes the changes.

  • Bandwagonfan

    Yea they lose some at pepsi center arent they? And oracle were so much awesome . Its gonna be mem or okc vs gsw in wcf, heat vs knicks in ecf. Mark my words. Cant predict okc vs mem sorry

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