May 30, 2016, 9:34 pm
Klay Thompson shot 7-for-19 from the field and 6-for-11 from beyond the arc for 21 points with five rebounds, one steal and one block in 42 minutes during the Warriors’ 96-88 win over the Thunder on Monday.
What a series for Klay Thompson. If not for his 11 threes in Game 6, we wouldn’t be talking about a Game 7 at all. He carried the Warriors and was essentially their MVP against the Thunder. Meanwhile, Draymond Green shot 5-for-14 from the field for 11 points with nine boards, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 40 minutes. While he still looked rusty on offense, he hit his only three of the game in the fourth quarter to extend the Warriors’ lead to 88-77 with under five minutes left. His energy and leadership doesn’t translate to the stat sheet.
Speaking of energy, Andre Iguodala left it all on the floor for 43 minutes in his first start of the postseason, scoring seven points with four boards, three assists and one three-pointer. His defense was a monumental reason why the Warriors climbed back in to the series in their last three wins. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP will be on LeBron James duty once again for the second year in the row. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is on Thursday.