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Klay Thompson with game winner to lift Warriors over Pacers (VIDEO)

Mar 4, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

This was the kind of game that makes you think Golden State can do a lot of damage in the playoffs. They played good defense (Pacers had just 101.4 points per 100 possessions) and the Warriors hit their threes (10-of-20).

They also executed better and had options at the end of the game.

Klay Thompson‘s game winner came after a Pacers’ possession that was a combination of good defense and just bad Indy execution — the ball never got inside the arc once.

When Golden State came down the logical thought is Stephen Curry, but Paul George had done a good job hounding him in the fourth quarter. What the Warriors had were options — Klay Thompson can get his shot off over George Hill. And did.

Big win for a Warriors, 98-96, a team looking to gain confidence heading into the playoffs.

  1. bjswoosh805 - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Alot of entertaining games today but it’s sucks coz i dont have that leaugue pass but i thank god for fan night. i got to see that rockets&heat game, a good one btw oh and crazy how both of the top 2 teams in the East lost tonight great games tho.

  2. jerdogthompson - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    I’m assuming you live in the Bay Area Kurt.

    You’ve a loving them Warriors baby! “As they prepare for the playoffs”? They’d be lucky and I repeat lucky to make it by the skin of their teeth. A cursory review of their remaining schedule would indicate a probable less than 500 record. Tonight’s win certainly helps their cause.

    Keep fighting Warriors.


    • Kurt Helin - Mar 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      I do not live in the Bay Area. There are four teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the West and the Warriors currently have a two game cushion there, plus we did a schedule analysis post last week and the Suns are in a worse spot. So I think they make it.

  3. moseskkim - Mar 5, 2014 at 3:28 AM

    That is horrible defense. George hill is a good defender but klay is 6’7″ can shoot over him all day wow

    • davidly - Mar 5, 2014 at 4:39 AM

      I agree. They should’ve put Granger on him.

      • eugenelhchiu2 - Mar 5, 2014 at 5:07 AM

        He’s in LA now.

      • 24thesho - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM

        I’m sorry, but, wasn’t Granger traded to the 76ers which has now led him to the Clippers? And if so, how would the Pacers have put Granger on Thompson in this game?

  4. sportfan2 - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    I like the Pacers but they are still a player away from winning title.

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