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Warrior Wonder: Klay Thompson is keeping the splash alive

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On pace for a 50-40-90 season, Thompson led the team in scoring over the Magic.

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When a team is as good as these Golden State Warriors, it’s easy to lose track of a guy like Klay Thompson.

Last night’s leading scorer is well-known in the NBA, of course, but often overshadowed by the flashy dunks and highlight-reel plays, which are as much a staple of this team’s offense as coach Steve Kerr’s exasperated expressions after turnovers.

Thompson poured in a game-high 27 points on an insane 11-of-14 shooting performance. He’s been toying with it all season, but last night’s showing put him back over the line to achieve the heralded 50-40-90 club. That is 50% from the floor (Thompson is juuuuuuust over this mark now), 40% from deep and 90% on free throws.

(h/t reddit)

On the season, Thompson has made just over 47% of his three-pointers and has been the more effective Splash Brother so far. Compared to Curry, Thompson has made more threes (seven more than Curry) and has converted his attempts at a better rate — his 47% a full 10 percentage points higher than Curry’s rate on the season.

As his fellow Splash Brother deals with injuries and an evolving game, Thompson’s steadfast season is anchoring the Splash Brothers moniker — and that’s wonderful.

Other Wonders

We’ve got a really good team (still) so, like most nights, there are ample cases to be made for other players winning the coveted Warrior Wonder award. As always, we will let you voice your vote using the poll at the end of this article, but here are some other player highlights.

(h/t Servant of Luna)

Durant: (+6, 1st place)

25 points (10/14 field goals, 0/3 three-pointers, 5/5 free throws)

2 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 turnover, 4 blocks

Bell: (-3, 2nd place)

16 points (8/10 field goals)

4 rebounds (2 offensive), 1 steal, 3 blocks

Curry: (+19, 2nd place)

23 points (9/20 field goals, 3/8 three-pointers, 2/2 free throws)

6 rebounds (1 offensive), 10 assists, 4 turnovers, 3 steals

McCaw: (+8, 3rd place)

8 points (3/5 field goals, 2/3 three-pointers)

1 rebound (1 offensive), 4 assists, 1 block

Casspi: (+3, 3rd place)

11 points (4/5 field goals, 1/1 three-pointers, 2/2 free throws)

6 rebounds (1 offensive), 1 assist, 2 turnovers

Green: (+34)

12 points (5/8 field goals, 2/3 three-pointers)

5 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 turnovers, 3 steals, 1 block


Which Warrior was the most Wonderful?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Klay Thompson
    (226 votes)
  • 3%
    Kevin Durant
    (16 votes)
  • 14%
    Steph Curry
    (60 votes)
  • 5%
    Draymond Green
    (23 votes)
  • 9%
    Jordan Bell
    (39 votes)
  • 0%
    Zaza Pachulia
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Patrick McCaw
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    KD’s potty mouth
    (11 votes)
  • 8%
    All those Warrior assists
    (37 votes)
416 votes total Vote Now