Klay Thompson was a miracle for the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
The team needed their superstar guard in Game 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
If Thompson played hard, the streak would be over and the Warriors would advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in years.
However, if Thompson was playing inconsistently and not having a stellar night, Game 7 would be needed.
In the end, Thompson came to life on Friday and ended the Memphis Grizzlies.
Klay Thompson is averaging 28.1 PPG in 6 games since 2015-16
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Thompson had 30 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists on Friday, leading his team in scoring and helping them secure their spot in the next round.
This performance cemented Thompson as one of the best Game 6 players in the league.
Thompson is now averaging 28.1 points per game in Game 6 since the 2015-16 season.
When his team needs him the most, Thompson steps in.
What’s in store for the Western Conference Finals?
Thompson at the top
Taking down the Grizzlies was no small feat for the Warriors.
The young Memphis team has proven that they really have a lot of fight in them and are one of the best and most exciting teams in the league.
But in the end, Golden State stepped up, came together, and operated like the well-oiled machine that they are.
However, their next challenge will be even more difficult.
They will face the winner of the Dallas Mavericks-Phoenix Suns series, which ends Sunday night.
The Grizzlies have been tough but the Mavericks or the Suns promise to be even tougher.
That means the kind of Thompson that came out in Game 6 will have to be front and center to all the game progresses.
If the Warriors want to make the Finals again, they’ll need a high-level Thompson.