(GS Warriors – Memphis Grizzlies 110-96) Klay Thompson (32) lost 31 months with injury and thought his career was over. On Saturday night, he made sure that the Golden State Warriors are one of four teams left in the NBA Finals.
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It’s happening in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors are the first team to be ready for the conference finals in the West (or the semifinals of the NBA, if you will).
They beat the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 in games after Klay Thompson and Steph Curry – better known as the “Splash brothers” – together scored 59 points on Saturday night.
– Having been through the injuries I have had, I have gained a whole new perspective, to have the opportunity to compete at the highest level, and be one of the last four teams, it is a feeling that is difficult to describe for to be honest, says Klay Thompson according to AP.
Thompson lost a full 31 months of injury before making a comeback this season.
– It is actually absolutely incredible, and it inspires me to continue to give everything because I still have a lot of basketball in front of me, says the 32-year-old.
Thompson lowered a total of eight 3-pointers in game six against Memphis.
– I love these moments. I love the pressure, and I love playing basketball at the top level, he says.
With head coach Steve Kerr out with covid-19, it was Mike Brown who had the coaching responsibility. He could not help but be impressed by Thompson.
– That’s Klay. He expects to go out there to play amazing, and then we do the same, he says.
The match ended 110-96. Memphis, as is well known, had to do without the star Ja Morant.
This was a long-awaited revenge for the Warriors, who smoked out in the playin tournament against Memphis last year.
See the highlights from tonight’s matches here:
In the East, the Miami Heat are already ready for the conference final after beating the Philadelphia 76ers. They will face the winner of the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, which you will see on VG + Sport on Sunday at 21:30.
The series between the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks has not been decided yet either. Match 7 is played until Monday night. You can see it with a combined subscription to VG + Sport and NBA League Pass.