The Golden State Warriors are rolling through the playoffs, even if one of the “Splash Brothers” is barely stomping in the puddle. All-Star Klay Thompson can score. He will score. He is one of the most best scorers (and shooters) in the NBA — he can score 37 points in a quarter. It’s just that Thompson hasn’t been scoring in bunches lately — and it doesn’t bother the stacked and loaded Warriors one bit.
Thompson had just 5 points in the Warriors Game 3 win at Utah, allowing fellow Splash Brother Steph Curry, newcomer Kevin Durant and, yes, Zaza Pachulia to do the lion’s share of the scoring. (Sure, Zaza outscored Thompson by one, but it meant a lot to him — see below.) Thompson shot a measly one out of a paltry nine in Game 3 for an anemic 11% from the field. Remarkably he was still one of the most valuable Warriors on the floor, logging a team-high 39 minutes. Look for Thompson to have a monster game in Game 4 Monday night.