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Video: Klay Thompson savagely taunts Houston crowd

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The Golden State Warriors drew first blood in the Western Conference finals, as they took down the Houston Rockets in Game 1 on Monday, 119-106. Kevin Durant played like he’s truly the best player from both sides in the series, dropping 37 points on 14-for-27 shooting from the field with three 3-pointers.

Klay Thompson’s production should not be overlooked, though, as he was easily the second-best performer at least on his team in the series opener. Thompson buried nine of his 18 shots for 28 points. He also sank six 3-pointers, including this one which he followed up by blowing a kiss to the hostile crowd inside the Toyota Center.

The sweet-shooting Thompson and the defending champions outshined Houston on offense with Durant and Thompson locked and loaded from the field. As a team, Golden State shot 52.5 percent while limiting the often-scorching Rockets to only 45.9 percent from the floor. The Warriors capitalized on Houston’s 16 turnovers, which they converted into 17 points. Golden State also had 18 fastbreak points as against Houston’s paltry three-point output in their transition attack.

Already owning homecourt advantage, the Warriors will look to go up 2-0 in the series on Wednesday.

Klay Thompson is averaging 21.8 points with a 45.6 field goal shooting percentage so far in these playoffs.