Klay Thompson is regaining his mojo
The Saturday night game between The Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks witnessed a smashing 38 points by Klay Thompson within 34 minutes. Klay’s season-best gameplay led the Warriors to an iconic victory with 122-109 with the final buzzer.
Thompson shot 15 for 24 including 8 three-pointers. The Saturday night game was Klay’s second time reaching the 30 point mark since his return on January 9th. Klay Thompson was away from the floors for almost two and a half years due to his Knee and Achilles surgeries.
“I was eager for a night like this,” Thompson said, “but a mid-season shooting slump it’s not going to kill my ego, I’m still going to go out there and compete.”
Jordan Poole returned to Golden State’s starting lineup and scored 30 points, including five 3-pointers, six rebounds, and five assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 31 points and eight rebounds, but the Warriors’ defence shut them down breaking Milwaukee’s six win streak.
Despite a tooth and nail showdown, Milwaukee had a tough night in terms of injuries. DeAndre’ Bembry, who was signed with the Bucks last month after dismissal from the Nets, injured his right knee and was carried to the locker room. He landed hard along the sideline while leaping to stop Poole from making a 3-point attempt.
Mike Budenholzer, the head coach of the Bucks said “We just need to wait and see what that looks like,” he added “… It felt like tonight was one of those nights where Klay was going to make some shots that were tough, that were well-defended. His offense and his shooting were just better than what we could defend. Credit to him. He had a great night.
Poole shot 9 of 16 from the field, while Stephen Curry scored eight points and eight assists on just seven shots.
It’s crazy when an MVP only has eight points and we still win against a really, really, really good team,” Poole said.