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Watch Klay Thompson’s 29 first-half points against Spurs (VIDEO)

May 9, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

Mark Jackson sounds like his old announcer self — you remember, over the top and annoying — when he says that his combination of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is the greatest shooting backcourt of all time. Let’s give it a little time here, partner.

But that backcourt is really good — the Spurs have not been able to contain it for two games at home and now San Antonio is in some trouble (Golden State’s win Wednesday knotted the series at 1-1). Just like the Nuggets were before.

In Game 1 it was Curry, but in Game 2 on Wednesday it was the Klay Thompson show — son of former Showtime Laker Mychal Thompson, Klay reminds us all why shooters tend to rise up the draft board the closer we get to the draft itself. At the end of the day basketball is about putting the ball in the basket and if you can do that you have value in the league.

Here are Thompson’s 29 first half points against the Spurs, which keyed the win. He finished with 24 points and hit 8-of-9 from three.

Hat tip to The Big Lead for the video find.

  1. fm31970 - May 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Youth is taking over, but who knew it’d be only a year before OKC was one-upped by Golden State?

  2. philswfc08 - May 9, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    How did he have -5 pts in the 2nd half?

    • Mr. Wright 212 - May 9, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      Didn’t get looks. Curry and Jack (who is determined to shoot their opponents back into EVERY GAME it seems — or turn over the ball while attempting to do so) were dominating the ball. Klay was looking for his shot all first half and it was a joy to watch.

    • cmehustle - May 9, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      Thats crazy right? I heard of goin cold, but dam -5???

  3. azarkhan - May 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    For the Spurs, it’s the OKC Thunder all over again. They couldn’t stop Durant or Westbrook last year, and they won’t stop Curry or Thompson this year. Warriors in 6.

  4. cowboys8819 - May 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Spurs are screwed! Once again!

  5. yankeedudedandy - May 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Curry (The Torch) & Thompson (The Tommy Gun)

  6. ProBasketballPundit - May 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Mark Jackson might be right about his guards. I read the PBT article comparing them to Nash/Bell and I acknowledge that those two shot higher percentages but the volume shooting by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is incredible.

    This post-season Klay is shooting 41.7% on 6 three-point attempts per game and Steph is shooting 43.1% on 9 three-point attempts per game. NINE!!! That’s simply amazing to combine that kind of efficiency and volume. I’ve never seen it before.

  7. realninerfan22 - May 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    34 15 not to mention the defense on Tony Parker thw whole game.. Quit hatin in just give him his props.. If this was lbj this wud be all over sportcenter..8/9 from 3..

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