Trans. Mar 16 11:57 ET (Mar 16 11:57 ET ) Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching the King of the Hill/True Detective mashup… Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors. Early in the third quarter Houston took an 18 point lead over Golden State and seemed to be in complete control. Then the shots from Warriors backcourt started to…
When the Warriors needed a big basket, Klay Thompson was there. When they needed a big defensive stop, Thompson was there. When Stephen Curry's game-high 37 points and his tremendous second half were not enough to ensure victory, Thompson was there to deliver. Unfazed by a grueling travel schedule that concluded in the wee hours and dismissing his 4-point first half, Thompson summoned the kind of bravura performance that allows the Warriors to continue believing he will be a star.
The Golden State Warriors were thrilled to have Klay Thompson. Thompson, returning after a one-game absence to attend his grandfather's funeral in the Bahamas, scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining to lift the Warriors to a 113-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Stephen Curry led all scorers with 37 points for the Warriors, who rallied from an 18-point deficit midway through the third quarter to snap a two-game skid. Golden State also moved 1 1/2 games behind Portland for the Western Conference's No. 5 playoff spot.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The bad news for the Golden State Warriors was they trailed by 18 points midway through the third quarter. The good news was that guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were heating up. Thompson's 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining was the difference in Golden State's wild 113-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night at the Moda Center. "As good a win as we've had in three years," said Mark Jackson, in his third season as Golden State's head coach.