The Golden State Warriors have been dealing with more injuries than they would like to be dealing with at this point in the regular season as Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, and Harrison Barnes were all sidelined for Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Luckily, that didn’t stop the Warriors from picking up their 28th win of the season thanks to a strong performance by Klay Thompson.
The Golden State guard took advantage of his injured teammates being sidelined by setting a career high against the Cavaliers with 32 points as the Warriors went on to win the game 108-95. Not only did Thompson connect on 13 of 24 shooting, but he contributed seven rebounds and three blocks as well in 43 minutes of play.
Even if it was against a team like the Cavaliers, Thompson and the Warriors deserve credit for the way they played as they proved once again to have what it takes to be considered one of the top teams in the Western Conference. With plenty of time remaining in the regular season, Golden State currently holds the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference and once April rolls around–they may be one of the teams nobody wants to face in the first round.
This team was already loaded with talent behind Curry and David Lee, but if they can manage to find a way to get strong contributions from Thompson on a consistent basis like he did against the Cavaliers–the Warriors become even more dangerous as a team.
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