Klay Thompson says games in December won’t faze Golden State
Three-time NBA champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors said, following their come-from-behind victory over the Sacramento Kings, that games in December do not faze them.
“We’ve been to two straight Finals together so we know how to make plays on the highest stage,” Thompson said per ESPN. “A game in December I don’t think is going to faze us. Just play under control and that’s what we did in the last three minutes.”
Golden State has faced way more pressure in the past four seasons, especially in the playoffs and the NBA Finals. Thus, adversity in an early season game in December may not rattle them as much.
Moreover, the Warriors have shown at times in the past that they can just cruise through games and flip the switch during winning time. That’s exactly what they did against the Kings.
Thompson and the Warriors went on a late game surge in the last couple of minutes in the fourth quarter to defeat the Kings, 130-125.
The four-time All-Star made the go-ahead triple to give Golden State the lead, 126-125 with just a little under 40 ticks remaining, which proved to spell doom for the Kings.
Sacramento looked like they were well on their way to pulling off the upset against the defending champs, as they were up 123-114 with just 2:35 left in the fourth quarter. However, the Warriors switched it up on both ends of the floor as they went on a 17-2 run down the stretch.
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson combined for a total of 95 points, as the three proved to be too much for resurging young Sacramento Kings down the stretch.