The energy and the shots saved the Warriors from a lackluster and potentially deadly start. This isn't the Klay Thompson who, according to Kevin Durant, completely ditched a practice because he overslept, then erupted for a career-high 60 points the very next night.
Thompson said the Warriors would be ready. "I think Pat's comfortable with it". "I probably sounded more vocal than I am".
It was a sense of deja vu for Thompson and the Dubs as it's not the first time he's produced heroics in a Game 6 where they were facing elimination.
"Please don't go there", begged Durant, bowing his head.
"I don't want to go home", Thompson said. "Then once you get them going and they get out of the box - we didn't communicate really well two or three times, and then they just got on a roll". Oh my God, we let (Trevor) Ariza get wide open. "At the same time, we'll rally and do what's right", D'Antoni said.
The Warriors win forces a seventh and final game of the series at Toyota Center Monday. And when the Warriors made a run in the second quarter, Houston had the answer. The outcome will come down to the health of Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala and which team is able to execute their game plan, make the tiny adjustments, catch a little luck and make their shots. They're crossing fingers whenever Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and/or Nick Young are pressed to play more than 15 minutes.
It was Iguodala's third consecutive game sidelined with a left lateral leg contusion.
Klay Thompson's 35 Points Helps The Warriors Force A G7!
So that's the tale of the tape.
"It's definitely inspiring to every basketball player out there". Usually, Paul helps Harden. Obviously, they talked shop. "We're a confident group, and we've just got one chance". "So far.we have to win", said Courtney Bell of Oakland, her fists clenched.
Durant added: "Well, he's a top-level athlete".
"I like that fire and energy when you know he's engaged and appreciating what he's bringing to the game", Curry said after Game 6.
Curry: "It should be fun".
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