The Golden State Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 118-91 on Saturday night. It was a dominant game featuring dominant offense and dominant defense.
Steph Curry had 28 points and 7 assists and shot 11-for-17 from the field and 6-for-8 from deep. Andrew Wiggins had an efficient 20 points. Jordan Poole was electric. Kelly Oubre Jr. bounced back. Draymond Green was tremendous.
But none of it matters because in the third quarter the broadcasters were joined by Klay Thompson and, with apologies to Curry’s 62-point game, it was the highlight of the season.
So forget the game, even though it was good. Let’s run with Klay.
First off, he was advertised as joining the team in the second quarter, but didn’t show up until the third quarter; once there, the first thing he said was that he was trying to get out of it. And then it was brilliance and hilarity nonstop, starting with a mic check.
"Mic works. Mic's hot."— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 31, 2021
Reporter Klay reporting for duty ️
He marveled at a Curry three:
"If he makes this, oh my goodness"— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 31, 2021
Reporter Klay x SC treys >>>>
He dropped his broadcasting credentials while making a strong case to take over duties full-time:
Klay is coming for Fitz's job pic.twitter.com/sUNGwJd573— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2021
And then he actually tried his hand at play-by-play:
Play by Play Klay might be the best Klay yet pic.twitter.com/stUK4dCX4y— Jared Wade (@Jared_Wade) January 31, 2021
He made a claim that he was coming for some three-point records:
Reporter Klay already thinking about hitting 14 3's in a game pic.twitter.com/Tgr3r9SuLD— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2021
And most hilariously, when Pistons reserve Rodney McGruder seemed to start something after the game, Thompson single-handedly tried to end his career:
Klay defending his teammates on the mic ️ pic.twitter.com/xgTUxwcP36— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2021
And then he wrapped it up with the greatest post-game interview in the history of modern sports. First, asking the important questions:
Klay and Steph back together again pic.twitter.com/5yYG5tEXpz— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2021
Then finding out his quick math might not be the greatest:
Reporter Klay asks Steph when he'll break Ray Allen's record pic.twitter.com/5UTYG2MQx5— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2021
And finally he pitted the Curry family against the Thompson family with a walk-off question:
Reporter Klay delivers a walk-off question for Curry pic.twitter.com/cZOiCAVizZ— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2021