Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson picked up where his teammate Draymond Green left off in Game 1, swatting the daylights out of Damian Lillard, who once again dared to elevate over the defense only to get an eerily familiar result.
Thompson ran the court and was quickly spotted on a jumping skip pass from Stephen Curry, tickling twine to finish out the fast break and give the Warriors a 25-point lead with 2:51 to go in the third.
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The block was in the same exact place where Lillard was ruthlessly rejected by Green on Sunday, making this officially a no-fly zone for the Oakland native.
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“Klay went out and got that one,” Green told Ros Gold-Onwude of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I was proud of him. Then he went on and had the three. That’s what he really wanted.”
Thompson isn’t really known as a shot-blocker, but he won’t hesitate to send them away every once in a while, especially when it comes to sending a message to the opposition.
After a 75-point explosion in Game 1, the Blazers backcourt was limited to 23 points in Game 2, shooting only 9-of-34 (26 percent) from the field.