Donovan Mitchell’s historic performance surpasses all others. But Clay Thompson is one of the great men of this crazy new NBA night. Facing the Hawks, the back of the Warriors signed his best game almost a year to the day, on January 9, 2022, after his return from a serious injury that led him to more than two white seasons.
” He converted shot after shot, action after action. He is amazing “, his coach Steve Kerr can qualify. His player started very strong by planting four award-winning baskets in the first quarter. In the second, he decided to approach the circle before sending in 2 counts on 3-pointers in the third period.
But as the game went into not one, but two overtimes, the “Splash Brother” continued to shoot and increase his total. ” It’s more than positive, it’s incredible. Those moments when you hold the ball, the game is on the line and your teammates trust you, that’s what you live for as an opponent, as a basketball player. They are hard to see sometimes during rehab “, Confessed in the background who decides to seize the first extension, then the second.
In a press conference, after having a word for American football player Damar Hamlin, he also said that he had a chance to talk to Dominique Wilkins before the match. ” I told him how much he inspired me “Klay Thompson’s report talks about the former Hawks star, who remains the reference when it comes to returning after a ruptured Achilles tendon.
First 50-point game since its record in 2018
Last night, his personal injuries seemed far away since he finished with 54 points (21/39 on shots including 10/21 from 3-pointers), 7 rebounds and 3 assists for 44 evaluation. That was six points shy of his career-high 60 points posted in 2016. But it was his first game of more than 50 points since October 2018, the night he grabbed the record 3-pointer. (14) on the Bulls floor.
” Even after a big first period, you don’t go into the locker room saying to yourself: ‘Damn, I’m going to try to put up 40 or 50.’ You let things happen naturally. I think that’s what I did tonight. I had some good shots, I shot a good 2-point and 3-point percentage. I took a lot of shots but luckily I got more than 50% and we’re going to win, which is the most important thing. But at halftime, I didn’t tell myself I had to score 50 points, I played my game “, delivered the shooter.
The latter regards this match as ” a huge success, really huge “. He was also convinced that he could not make such an effort, deploying such energy on both sides of the field, a few months ago. Now, he feels good physically, better and better, and good in his head.
” I am more relaxed compared to the beginning (of the season). This kind of fight proves that I’m still good. It’s going so fast, we’re almost halfway through the season. After this season, I only have one year left on my contract. So I’m enjoying every day with this Warriors jersey on my back. It’s an incredible position, to be the defending champions, with the brand we’ve built here. I have to remind myself every day that I’m living a dream, that the most important thing is to have fun and play hard. The numbers and big games will come “, concluded the hero of the night.