Klay returns to Game 6 form as Warriors finish Grizzlies

Klay Thompson delivered Game 6 for the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, leaving fans wondering, what else is new?

Thompson scored a team-high 30 points in Golden State’s 110-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their Western Conference Semifinals series. The 32-year-old guard made 8/14 threes and shot 11/22 overall in the game.

His last dagger came with 2:58 to go when he made a 3-pointer to put the game out of reach:

After making the big 3-pointer, which marked Thompson’s final points of the game, the veteran got six fingers up.

What is the story?

Thompson became known for carrying his team in Game 6 contests during the playoffs. His most notable Game 6 performance came in 2016 when his Warriors were eliminated in the Conference Finals against the Thunder. Thompson made 11 three-pointers in that game to help his team win. They also won Game 7 to advance to the NBA Finals.

Two years later, the Thompson Warriors were in danger of being eliminated by the Rockets in Game 6 of the Conference Finals. All Thompson did was make nine 3-pointers to force Game 7, which Golden State also won. A year later, Thompson made seven 3-pointers in Game 6 of the Warriors’ second-round series against Houston. The performance helped the Warriors win and advance to the Conference Finals.

On Friday night, “Game 6 Klay” was in familiar form.

When the stakes are highest, Game 6 Klay shines the brightest.

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