Klay Thompson Sets Season High in Golden State Warriors Win Over Oklahoma City Thunder

The Golden State Warriors played their first game since the untimely injury of their superstar Stephen Curry on Monday night, and splash brother Klay Thompson picked up the slack. The five-time All Star logged 42 points with three rebounds and one assist in a 141-114 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thompson hit 15 of his 22 field goal attempts, including a season-high 12 of 16 from three. It was the most three-pointers in a game by any player since Zach Levine hit 13 in 2019; Thompson personally holds the single-game record for three-point makes in a game with 14, set in 2018.

Thompson's huge game came at a good time for the Warriors. With Steph Curry out indefinitely, the Warriors' season is on the brink of collapse. They currently sit at 28-26 and are seventh in the Western Conference, but the standings are so densely packed that a couple losses could drop them out of the play-in tournament altogether. If the Warriors are to have any chance of defending their 2021-22 championship, they'll have to find some way to survive in the coming weeks without Curry, and games like tonight's from Thompson could go a long way.

The Warriors travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

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